The Adams River Salmon Society AGM was held October 22, 2016. At the conclusion of the AGM there was a First Nations Prayer, Welcome and Raising of the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band flag by Chief Oliver Arnouse.
The Interpretive Centre is closed for the season. Stay tuned in early 2017 as we will post when we are open again. The beautiful park is open year round for those who wish to come by.
Hope to see you in 2017!
October 3rd to 26th, 2014
Thank you to all our visitors, partners, and volunteers!
We couldn’t have done it without you!
The Adams River Salmon Society invites the world every four years to The Salute to the Sockeye festival held in the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park on the Adams River in Lee Creek, BC. The festival site is located in the main day-use area beside the Adams River. The spawning salmon may be viewed in many stretches of the river throughout the park. Thanks to the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band, Pacific Salmon Foundation, BC Parks, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and many many other sponsors and local business’ in and around the North Shuswap Lake for making this all possible.
The new viewing platform is located within 300 meters of the festival plaza along a well groomed walking trail. Please come check it during our seasonal operation! Before you visit please read this document for some useful advise- Tips for Salmon Watchers
When you are planning your trip to see the Adams River Sockeye Salmon spawn keep in mind the following patterns:
Dominant years (2018, 2022) you may see millions of sockeye return to spawn in October. The Society hosts the Salute to the Sockeye celebration the first 3 weeks of October every four years.
During this time frame a nominal admission fee will be charged. More information on our 2014 Salute to tehe Sockeye is available on the Salute to the Sockeye page.
Sub-dominant years (2015) you may see 100,000+ sockeye return to spawn in October.
Post-subdominant years (2016) you may see 100’s of sockeye return to spawn in October (smallest returns).
Pre-dominant years (2017) you may see 10,000+ sockeye return to spawn in October, generally the first three weeks.
A few Pink salmon spawn in the Adams River in September on odd years only; Chinook salmon spawn here in Sept/October; Sockeye salmon spawn in the Adams River in the first few weeks of October, followed by Coho salmon in late October and early November:
Find us at Roderick Haig-Brown Park (2300 Squilax-Anglemont Rd, Lee Creek, BC), in the Log Cabin Interpretive Centre (May throughout October)
The Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park is open year-round.
Check out and LIKE our Facebook page to view our posts on your news feed (home page) and to learn up-to-date news about wild salmon, as well as cultural and natural histories of the Adams River and Roderick Haig-Brown Park:
Thank you to local artist Lisa Figueroa
Lisa Figueroa lives in the Shuswap and spends great amounts of time photographing and painting the beauty she sees around her. The Sockeye Salmon of the Adams River have fascinated her for many years and have become a cornerstone of her artistic practice. Lisa has built an installation piece “Death Roe” which can be seen in full at the Vernon Public Art Gallery from October 16 – November 13, 2014 or viewed on YouTube (Death Roe by Lisa Figueroa). The 2014 Salute to the Sockeye poster features one of the paintings from the installation, “Firenesters Spawning”, “looking at the salmon through the water the fish break up into “flames” of oranges, reds and pink tones as the water fractures and refracts light on and around the sockeye, it becomes an elemental dance of procreation”. The Salute to the Salmon poster and other artwork by Lisa will be available through the souvenir cabin during seasonal operation at Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park.
The poster can still be purchased this season at our Souvenir Cabin.
To all the volunteers and supporters who contributed to the construction our new storage addition.
This project would not have been made possible if not for the generous support of local businesses- Interfor/Adams Lake Lumber and Scotch Creek/Chase Home Hardware along with dedicated Society volunteers. The cabin exterior was refinished with support by Timber Pro products, DC Wood Restoration, and Advantage Roofing