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Adams River Salmon Run

Address: Squilax Anglemont Rd, Chase, British Columbia BC V0E 1M0, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Chase
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Chase, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was very impressive to visit, even as a local I appreciated the organization of the attraction. They have built a new viewing deck, very well put together and a great photo perch. I hope they have raised enough to include even more additions to this attraction, would be great to develop the entire trail system to prevent people from... More 

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Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We had hoped to arrive at peak spawning time. The 5th of October was a bit early this year. We did see lots of Salmon and the experience was still enjoyable. As expected there were lots of people. A small group of Asian tourists decided they wanted a fish and proceeded to get into the river and haul one out.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Unforgettable. Spectacular. Dramatic. Educational. The Adams River sockeye salmon run is well worth a detour or even a special trip. This is a great excursion for all ages. You can clearly see the big scarlet fish with green heads up close, as the water is low and clear. You’ll get great pictures, especially if it’s sunny. The sockeye return every... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Mother Nature at her finest. Well worth the drive from Vancouer for an overnight trip. Spent the night in Kamloops, visited Adams River the next morning and back in Vancouver in time for a late supper. The site is well organized with lots of friendly, helpful volunteers. Also, numerous porta potties, food booths, souvenir shops and explanatory signs are all... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

That is an ad run overseas, touting a Canadian tea. The rest of the world would love to have natural occurrences like the Salmon Run on the Adam's river. Naturally the Adam's river is much longer than the few hundred yards that one can easily access. I went with my son and two young grandchildren. They will not forget the... More 

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Kelowna BC Canada
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13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We drove up from Kelowna yesterday to witness this wonderful event.. this year, even more spectacular, since it is one of the largest runs in recent history. The venue is well-organized by the local volunteers, with excellent highway signs, easy- to- access parking ( for a $5 fee which was good value, given the large number of volunteers assisting us... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Brought my family there. The forecast was for 70 odd million to arrive there, but we certainly didn't see that many. Thousands maybe, but not a million. Maybe they are late in arriving. Nevertheless it is spectacular yet profoundly sad to see a four-year cycle of life happening before your eyes. If you have the opportunity, the October visit to... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It's worth the driving of 8 hours from Alberta to Kamloops to see the salmon run. The organizer of the even was well planned and organized. We will definitely be back next time.

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Calgary
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Every four years, a major salmon run happens in the fall at what's called Roderick Haig Brown Provincial Park. It's one of those natural phenomenons that defies description. We stayed in Salmon Arm, had good food at Home Restaurant and some great coffee and treats at the Blue Canoe Bakery Cafe.The forty minute drive to the salmon run is scenic... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My first experience has made me a fan. I had heard about Salmon spawning all of my life, but had never seen it. Even books do not do the process justice. Bright red salmon with normal colored heads, swimming side by side against the current until they find a spot to burrow out a hole to lay their eggs. What... More 

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