Adams River Salmon Run, Kamloops, British Columbia


2016 Salmon Run In Kamloops, BC

"Millions of sockeye make their way back to the gravel beds of the Adams River, the place of their birth, to spawn and die." - Adams River Salmon Society

Click HERE to read facts about the Salmon Run.

2016 Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run, British Columbia

2016 is a post-subdominant year and you may see 100's of sockeye return to spawn in October. The sockeye salmon do not spawn in the Adam's River until the first 3 weeks of October. Being a smaller run, the Thanksgiving weekend is usually the best time to see them. .

When you are planning your trip to see the Adams River Sockeye Salmon spawn remember:

Dominant years (2014, 2018) you can see millions of sockeye return to spawn in October.

Sub-dominant years (2015, 2019) you can see 100,000+ sockeye return to spawn in October.

Post-subdominant years (2016, 2020) you can see 100′s of sockeye return to spawn in October (smallest returns).

Pre-dominant years (2017, 2021) you can see 10,000+ sockeye return to spawn in October.


Interpretive Information

Head on out and enjoy a day with the family at Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park.
Enjoy their new paved wheelchair accessible walkway to the Viewing platform along the river, many of the trail and facility upgrades, and while you’re there, stop by their Interpretive Centre for a souvenir, local art, or area information.

The Adams River Salmon Society can be found in the log cabin in the main parking lot at Roderick Haig-Brown Park Friday through Tuesday, 10am-3pm during the month of September and October 2016.



Salute to the Sockeye Festival

Join the Adams River Salmon Society for their Salute to the Sockeye Festival (dates TBD)  (Daily 8am-4pm; gates close at 5pm) at the Interpretive Cabin in Roderick Haig-Brown Park. The Adam’s River Salmon Society is hosting the event to welcome visitors to the park and share information about the spawning salmon. Local tourism organizations will provide information concerning additional attractions in the area.  Refreshments and food vendors will be available along with unique souvenir items. All visitors to the site will be required to pay an event fee, which is used to cover the costs of operating the event, as well as support the Legacy Fund which provides funding to community groups in the Shuswap for stewardship activities and to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for the visitors and the spawning salmon. For fees and more information, click here.

NEW - Paddle the Path of The Salmon by Canoe!  Contact the Quaaout Lodge for more details:
Phone: 250-679-3090
Toll Free: 1-800-663-4303

Make Kamloops a Part of your Travel Plans this Fall! 
See this world famous Sockeye Salmon Run, where the Sockeye Salmon will once again return home to the Adams River. The Adams River is located between the Adams Lake and Shuswap Lakes, about a 40 minute drive from Kamloops. The crimson salmon are easily seen in the river at the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park where viewing platforms and walking paths have been established for many visitors to enjoy this natural attraction.

Check out this blog for some first hand experiences at the Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run!  Watching the Salmon Run of the Century


2016 Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run in Kamloops - Sample Itineraries

Make Kamloops your home base while exploring the Sockeye Salmon Run.  Check out some sample itineraries to help you plan your weekend getaway!

Back to Nature Salmon Run Itinerary

Family Salmon Run Itinerary




Contact The Adams River Salmon Society

Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park
~15 Minutes West of Chase, BC

Click here for
Map Location
or visit their facebook page by clicking here.