Adopt-a-Fish lends a helping hand to the next generation of McDonald Creek coho salmon. Elementary-aged school children have the opportunity to release a one-year-old coho salmon (called a smolt) into McDonald Creek, where it begins a two-year journey at sea.

The annual educational event increases awareness about the salmon that return year after year to spawn in local rivers and creeks. It is held in mid-April in Memorial Park on McDonald Creek in conjunction with the Coho Society of the North Shore, West Vancouver Public Library and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.