The Adams River Salmon Run and Salute to the Sockeye Celebration

THE ADAMS RIVER SALMON RUN AND SALUTE TO THE SOCKEYE CELEBRATION

The Adams River has one of the largest Sockeye salmon runs in North America.  Every fourth year is a “dominant” salmon run, with millions of fish to be seen from late September through to the end of October (2018 is a dominant run).

The Adams River Salmon Society coordinate the celebration known as the “Salute to the Sockeye” during the dominant years.  The official 2018 Salute to the Sockeye celebration will be held from September 28 – October 21, but visitors can still access the area throughout September to visit the interpretive cabin, take part in a guided walkabout tour, or simply head out on a trail on their own to a riverside viewing platform to observe the Sockeye.

 

HOW TO SEE THE SOCKEYE SALMON:
Visit Tsútswecw Provincial Park (formerly Roderick Haig-Brown Park), anytime from late September to late October, and you’ll find trails that lead to riverside viewing platforms with interpretive signage that provides information on Sockeye Salmon and the salmon run and spawning process. 
Park Hours:  Open everyday from 9AM – 4PM

 

EVENTS AND TOURS LED BY THE ADAMS RIVER SALMON SOCIETY (Visit the Adams River Salmon Society website for more information!):

  • Interpretive Cabin:  Located on-site at Tsútswecw Provincial Park (formerly Roderick Haig-Brown Park), visit the interpretive cabin to learn more about Sockeye Salmon, their life cycle, the salmon run, and more!
    • Pre-Salute to the Sockeye Celebration Hours of Operation (up to Sept 27):
      Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays: 10 AM – 3 PM
      **Also open 10 AM – 3 PM on Sept 24, 25, 27
       
    • Salute to the Sockeye Celebration Hours of Operation (Sept 28 – Oct 21):
      Open everyday from 8 AM – 4 PM
       
  • Weekly Interpretive Walkabouts:  Meet at the interpretive cabin located on-site at Tsútswecw Provincial Park (formerly Roderick Haig-Brown Park),  and participate in an approximate 3.5 hour guided walkabout where you will get to see and learn about different aspects of the Sockeye, salmon run, local habitat, and more!
    • Pre-Salute to the Sockeye Celebration Walkabout Times (up to Sept 27):
      Starts every Wednesday at 11 AM and 1 PM
       
    • Salute to the Sockeye Walkabout Info (Sept 28 – Oct 21):
      Throughout the Salute to the Sockeye Celebration, interpretive guides will be stationed at 4 locations in the park.  Follow the markers to locate the interpretive guides
       
  • You Will Also Find:
    • Artisans Market
    • Food Vendors
    • Live Underwater Camera Viewing
    • Artisan Demonstrations
    • Indigenous Activities
    • Wild Salmon Cooking Demonstrations
    • Live Music
    • Yoga with the Salmon

Check the Adams River Salmon Society website for a full list of activities and attractions, and corresponding schedules.

**NOTE THAT THERE IS A FREE SHUTTLE DEPARTING FROM SALMON ARM AND KAMLOOPS ON SEPT 30, AND OCT 6 -8.  CONTACT THE ADAMS RIVER SALMON SOCIETY FOR MORE INFO**

 

OTHER SALUTE TO THE SOCKEYE EVENTS:

  • Shuswap Salmon Symposium:  The Shuswap Salmon Symposium takes places from September 30 – October 1, 2018, and is a two-day gathering of knowledge keepers around salmon conservation. This event is held on Secwepemc traditional territory and is being hosted in partnership with the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band and The Adams River Salmon Society. The symposium will be a knowledge-sharing opportunity, with interactive, results-oriented workshops. In attendance will be policy makers, academics, Indigenous partners, and community conservationists, with an interest in improving sustainability of wild pacific salmon.

    Visit the Salmon Symposium website for full event details.
     

  • Wild Salmon Caravan:  Traveling from unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations to the unceded territory of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) People at the Adams River, we invite everyone to come out in colourful and creative expressions of love for wild salmon in parades, banners, posters, music, storytelling, regalia etc.

    Find a full listing of Wild Salmon Caravan events and other information, check out the Wild Salmon Caravan website.

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