Fall Salmon Run
Every fall from the end of September to mid October, millions of Sockeye Salmon make their final journey upstream to the Adams River to lay their eggs, just 40 minutes east of Kamloops. Spectators can marvel at the natural wonder, thanks to viewing platforms on-site at the Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown).
Guests are welcome to visit Tsútswecw Provincial Park during the month of October to witness the spawning salmon in the Adams River. There are many trails to explore in the park, so be sure to spread out and social distance from others.
Each year, the Sockeye Salmon, found only in the Northern Pacific Ocean, make their way back to their birthplace to spawn. The journey from birth to the ocean and back is a round trip of over 4,000 kilometres.
Every fourth year is a “dominant” salmon run, with millions of fish to be seen. The Adams River Salmon Society coordinates the celebration known as the “Salute to the Sockeye” during the dominant years. This year the festival will run September 30 to October 23, 2022.
Kamloops Travel Deals
All roads lead to Kamloops... literally. At the junction of five major highways, Kamloops is easy to get to and the perfect starting place for uncharted adventures. Let curiosity be your compass.
Enjoy big savings by staying in Kamloops while you explore the Interior. Enjoy travel deals up to 40% off your stay, gas gift cards, free nights and more.