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web_Salmon_Soc_Logo_apr12 October 3rd to 26th, 2014

Opening Ceremony: Sunday, October 5th at 1pm


The Adams River Salmon Society invites the world to the 2014 Salute to the Sockeye festival held in the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park. 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. The new viewing plat form will be located within 100 meters of the festival site along a short walking trail.


Sockeye- 2006 dominant run

Sockeye- 2006 dominant run

When you are planning your trip to see the Adams River Sockeye Salmon spawn keep in mind the following patterns:

Dominant years (2014, 2018) 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 the month – Friday, October 3rd to Sunday October 26th, 2014. During this time frame a nominal admission fee will be charged. More information is available on the Salute 2014 page of this site.

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 open to the public, seasonally (June to October). NOTE: 2014 season from approximately early September to the end of October (due to construction).

The Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park is open year-round. BC Parks is currently undertaking a facility improvement project within the Park. Therefore the day-use area and main parking lot adjacent to the entrance at the intersection with Eva Road is CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The Park entrance and parking lot at the Adams River bridge (Raft Pullout) or Lower Flume trails/lot will remain unaffected and are still open for public use.

Directions to Roderick Haig-Brown Park from Chase, BC

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:

Adams River Salmon Society Facebook Page

Pink Salmon

Pink Salmon- 2013







Chinook Salmon (aka Spring or King)- 2013


Sockeye and Chinook 2013

Sockeye and Chinook 2013



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