Adams River Salmon Run
Adams River Salmon Run
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Rick W
Kamloops, Canada80 contributions
Family
If you have never seen the annual Salmon Run this is the best place to view the best run in the world.

Uplifting and sad at the same time, you know they're breeding but then dying.

Great parking, and a short, great pathway to the viewing decks. You can't go wrong anywhere you happen to be.

We saw wild bears feeding on the fish on the opposite side of the river. You're totally safe as they aren't interested in you only the fish. And they're across a fast moving river.

Dress for light hiking as you're walking on a dirt path. It's not a long walk at all.
Written July 19, 2018
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Sue A
Kamloops, Canada563 contributions
Family
I went to the Salute to the Sockeye in 2010 which was a dominant year and the amount of salmon in the river was mind blowing. Now here we are 4 years later and another dominant year is coming up and this is an attraction that will be fantastic but not until in October. Plan a day at Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park in October and you will be met by a reconfigured beautiful park where you will have the opportunity to connect with nature, go for a walk, and see lots of Sockeye Salmon returning to lay their eggs. It's a spectacular sight! During October there will be a small fee for parking but there are also bathroom facilities as well as various artisans and food available to purchase.
Written May 29, 2014
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Annette H
Mission, Canada12 contributions
Family
This truly is a spectacular sight to see. Every four years is the large sockeye run which will occur again in the autumn of 2017. A great place to view this phenomena is at Roderick-Haig Provincial Park. There are various walking trails to view the salmon spawning which also allow you to get close to the water. The signage is informative and and clearly marked. We've gone to see the run a few times and never get tired of how amazing this is to see!
Written August 21, 2017
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TerryK100
Kamloops, Canada44 contributions
Friends
The Adams river sockeye run is incredible to see. While the run occurs every year the ones to see are the dominant sockeye runs on this river every four years. The next is 2018. For three weeks in October whether watching by boat the bridge over river or from park well worth seeing. The carcasses after the run to see in shuswap best by boat and the amount of feed for animals such as bears, otters, and eagles is incredible and once in a lifetime sight. The food source for many including first nations and locals with animals serves as wide food source after spawning in death . While it happens every year the dominant years are best to see. 2018 next.
Written May 28, 2017
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papariley
Vernon, Canada7 contributions
Couples
5 dollars per motorcycle and you can bring a van load of people for same price.
Went to viewing platform and seen 1 salmon.
Don't blame the salmon lol, but think the workers should have told us they were not running yet, before taking our money.
Written September 29, 2018
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Randy41560
Salmon Arm, Canada59 contributions
Family
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 there was a very good viewing platform and you could also walk on the paths along the river and walk to the rivers edge as well.
Written August 23, 2015
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eahn1978
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Ive only heard of this salmon run and didn't have much expectations.

Wow! Im glad I saw this in person. Just amazing sight to see the whole river covered by the red fish!
Written October 4, 2014
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PaulG2421
Chase, Canada31 contributions
Friends
the sight of millions of salmon having fought their way back upriver from the sea is too amazing for mere words. In the high season run (every four years) the river and creek bottoms are not visible as the sheer number of spawning fish cover them completely. Sockeye Salmon fighting to make
this incredible journey so as to continue the four year cycle of life is inspiring. This spectacle for the fortunate few who have seen it will never be less than uplifting.
Written November 28, 2013
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KevinR2610
Vancouver, Canada33 contributions
Friends
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 4 year cycle. So amazing. Nature at work so beautiful.
Written October 14, 2018
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smrgeog
Vancouver, Canada2,023 contributions
Friends
The event only occurs for a few weeks every year in the early Autumn. Admission is $ 5 per vehicle and $ 5 for a brochure detailing the salmon run. In the grand scheme of things, it's quite reasonable.

There are signs to the event once you turn off the highway but they are small and if you drive too fast you could miss them. It is about an easy 10 to 15 minute walk from the parking area to the river. To see the salmon you need to walk along the river's edge and to the calmer streams where it's easier to see the salmon.

The event is well worth seeing if you're passing or doing something else. I am not one that would drive 6 hours from home one way to see it as a stand alone event
Written October 2, 2018
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