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Adams River Salmon Run

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An interesting visit

We were staying in Salmon Arm and decided to take the quite short drive over to Tsutswecw... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kelowna, Canada
Wonderful fall activity

The Adams River Salmon Run is absolutely worth a visit - particularly as this is a dominant year... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Squilax Anglemont Rd, Chase, British Columbia BC V0E 1M0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We were staying in Salmon Arm and decided to take the quite short drive over to Tsutswecw Provincial Park (nee Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park). This was a peak salmon run year so we were expecting quite a show. In fact it was interesting but not...More

Thank CanProf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The salmon run was somewhat underwhelming as I have seen much better at the same place but there’s nothing anyone could have done to make the experience better. The reason for this is that there are an estimated 7M salmon waiting to complete their spawning...More

Thank Stamps4Ever
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Adams River Salmon Run is absolutely worth a visit - particularly as this is a dominant year for the return. The park is beautiful with several walking trails - some of which take you to various viewing points along the water. You will see...More

Thank SolofemaleNelson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made the drive up from Vancouver to see the salmon spawn recently. I had never seen salmon spawn but it was really interesting and well worth the trip. There are many volunteers who are happy to describe the life cycle of the salmon. There...More

Thank westcoast778
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sockeye Salmon run is a spectacular site. Every 4 years there is a dominant run, and 2018 is such a year. The life cycle of the Pacific salmon is explained, there are tables with professionals to answer questions until Oct. 21 this year, but...More

Thank susanaquerida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sunny days bright red fish. It is definitely worth the trip to the river. Very knowledgeable park staff, with fisheries and Park Rangers to take all your questions. Washroom facilities are clean and kept up.

Thank fibber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. Had great weather saw plenty of salmon. Road trip down was scenic as we went in the back way.

Thank Shirley H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on Monday and it was very busy with lots of schools on field trips to the park but after 2pm the crowd dissipated. We took the trail by the river and walked to the canyon about 3km one way from the viewing...More

Thank 5FrugalTravellers
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The BIG runs are every 4 years. Time: October of every year. But like I said, the major runs are every four years. Location: Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park in BC, just 48km west of the Town of Salmon Arm. Cost: $5 per vehicle / motorcycle...More

Thank Alvin C
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I am a volunteeer in a local community hatchery in Port Moody. We raise chum, coho and pink salmon. To experience Sockeye salmon in the Adams River is truly the most impressive sight. Saw thousands of spawning salmon who traveled many thousands of miles over...More

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15 October 2018|
Response from RickW1342 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are several. Ageless Adventures Nagel Tours Do a Google search for Vancouver tours for Adams river salmon run
Ray E
23 September 2018|
Response from RickW1342 | Reviewed this property |
The park is open on Sunday at 8:00 am. The salmon are running but not at peak volumes.
15 September 2018|
Response from RickW1342 | Reviewed this property |
Each year is different and each type of salmon (coho, spring, pink, etc) can and do run at different times. Mid-September this year has a coho run.