Program-X: Salmon Run Navigator

  • 07 Sep 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Newcastle Public School on Glass Ct


  • If you are not a member of TBN, the fee is $10. (Your registration will automatically cancel if payment not received within 15 minutes).


This is a ride to watch the salmon run on the Ganaraska River.

People go to Port Hope every weekend from mid-August to early October to watch the 5,000 to 10,000 chinook and silvery coho salmon swim from Lake Ontario up the Ganaraska River that runs through Port Hope on their way to their home spawning grounds. The two cycling routes (below) are based on the Newcastle Navigator Country Cruise which leave from Newcastle and head north-east to Port Hope for lunch. Each route has four optional stops to watch the Salmon Run (see cue sheets for details) before getting to Port Hope. After lunch, all routes are the same returning to Newcastle along the Lake Ontario shoreline. Lunch for all routes will be at Memorial Park Bandshell on Augusta St in Port Hope. Bring your own lunch or grab food at any of the locations on Walton, John or Queen streets. 

Start: 50 Glass Ct, Newcastle, ON L1B 1M5. Meet at the Newcastle Public School parking lot on Glass Court in Newcastle. For driving directions, click here.   

Ride LeaderVicky Laurens

New Routes due to bridge out as of Sept 1, 2023, 2 PM: 77 km, 88 km, 99 km

Only registrants are permitted to join the ride. If have registered and then find out you can't come, please cancel your registration.

Check the website before you head to the start in case the event is cancelled or rescheduled at the organizer's discretion.

This is a Tourist level ride. To check if this level is appropriate to you, click here and scroll down to Class - Tourist. If Tourist is your skill level, then you should feel comfortable on this ride.

More on Program-X. View upcoming pop-up rides. Add yourself to the mailing list. See how to contact the coordinator. Click here.

Hint: The fish are black.

Fish ladder in Port Hope, McKibbon St.

Sugar Dust Bakery & Cafe at 74 Walton St (CR 2)

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