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Salute to the Sockeye Festival
September 28/18 @ 8:00 am - October 21/18 @ 5:00 pm$5
One fish out of every 4,000 eggs laid in the Adams River survive to return and spawn, against insurmountable odds. The result is thousands of fish returning to the river. The Adams River Salmon Run, the largest inland sockeye salmon run in Western Canada, occurs in late September and October and runs in four-year cycles. Dominant years (every 4 years, 2018 and 2022) are celebrated through the ‘Salute to the Sockeye Festival,’ which features Indigenous cultural activities, general entertainment, local artisan wares, souvenirs, and local and Indigenous food vendors. Embark on an interpretive walk throughout viewing platforms and enjoy the well-maintained trail systems in Tsútswecw Provincial Park (formally Roderick Haig-Brown Park). Trails are suitable for most ability levels. Interpretive guided tours can be booked in advance for groups.