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Adams River Salmon Run - Salute to the Sockeye Festival

  • Dates: September 28, 2018 - October 21, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown)
  • Address: 2300 Squilax-Anglemont Rd, Kamloops, BC
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $2.00 - $75.00 See Below

2018 IS A DOMINANT SALMON RUN, ONLY HAPPENS EVERY 4 YEARS

This is a fascinating place to visit at any time of year, but particularly in early October during the run of the Adams River sockeye salmon. 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. The Adams River Salmon Society coordinate the celebration known as the “Salute to the Sockeye” during the dominant years.

During the last 3 weeks of October, these years often have substantial returns of sockeye and offer excellent viewing opportunities. The best place to view spawning salmon will be on the new viewing platform approximately 300m west of the the parking lot. 

Admission/Event Fees

$5.00 per private vehicle
$2.00 per person for a commercial van (10 to 20 passenger capacity)
$60.00 per bus (21 to 40 passenger capacity)
$75.00 per bus (41+ passenger capacity)
Salute Pass – available to The Adams River Salmon Society members only (visit the Reception/Membership desk in the souvenir tent for more information)


Note that this park does not offer any camping facilities. The 26 km trail system is used for for hiking and mountain biking in summer and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

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