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Adams River Salmon Run

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Address: Squilax Anglemont Rd, Chase, British Columbia BC V0E 1M0, Canada
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a must see

this is truly a must see. on the on years, there are so many salmon you can almost walk across the fish to get to the other side. the river turns completely red because the salmon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
econospan
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Chase, Canada
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Chase, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is truly a must see. on the on years, there are so many salmon you can almost walk across the fish to get to the other side. the river turns completely red because the salmon are red. sometimes you get to see a hungry bear. no real danger as they are catching fish. just stay clear. great photo ops.

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Thank econospan
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Finally got to see the Salmon Run (salmon spawning). It was a sub-dominant year for 2015 but there were still a lot in the river, no bears to see catching the salmons, lots of already dead large salmon by the banks. Tips: 1) Research well for the best dates, specially the specific weeks for peak spawning periods; 2) bring polarized... More 

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Thank Arthur F
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Although we were a week or so early we saw lots of fish and sockeye with the very red bodies and green heads. The autumn colours of the forest were magnificent. Very good educational signing. No bears thank heavens.

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1 Thank Tiish
Salmon Arm, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Though I had heard of the sockeye run in the Adams all my life the first opportunity to visit was during last fall's migration. It was phenomenal with the water running red with the huge amount of spawning fish. There were busloads of people from around the world in attendance and a the Roderick Haig-Brown park where we were at... More 

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4 Thank Randy41560
Blind Bay, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The majesty of nature plays itself out here every year during the Salmon Run at Adams River. The run has been modernized and is more about money for parking and controlled areas than it was in the past. But still a worthy stop to see those beautiful fish fighting with their last bit of energy to spawn and start the... More 

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1 Thank Crushed_Tilley_Hat
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Though 7 months have gone by , I thought I would write about what an awesome event The Adams River Sslmon Run is. If you are thinking about going look up all you can and get directions on how to get there. It's worth the drive and worth the walk. It's best to leave early enough to get a great... More 

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2 Thank Dawn F
Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

this is not to be missed, the sight of countless salmon fighting upstream to span is something you have to see in person to appreciate .

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Blairmore, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This Salmon viewing trip is to be considered one of the most outstanding, educational and awe-inspiring 'things to do' in the area. The Adams Lake viewing is the best I have been to, and we have managed to view the salmon runs in other areas, over the years. We don't always catch them but when we do, we always plan... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Nice easy access and quick for travellers passing through. Excellent viewpoints and gravel pathways. Picnic spots.

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Chase, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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