Salute to the Sockeye FEATURES:

2018 marks the 22nd celebration of the Salute to the Sockeye which takes place on the dominant year of the four-year cycle.

 

SALUTE TO THE SOCKEYE FEATURES:

September 28 – October 21, 2018 OPEN: 8:00am – 4:00pm Daily

Opening Ceremonies – Sunday September 30, 1:00pm

Opening Prayer & Welcome Ceremony

Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Cultural Events

 

ARTISAN GALLERY – Unique locally crafted Artisan gift-ware

SOUVENIR MARKET – Excellent selection of souvenirs

ON-SITE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) – In The Park

  • Since the 1970’s Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has been the primary partner in providing interpretive programing at the Salute to the Sockeye festival. 
  • As in previous years, DFO and its partners will be providing on-site educational programs to an anticipated 10,000 British Columbian elementary school students in grades 2 – 5. 
  • Teachers wishing to register their class in the Educational Interpretive Program should contact DFO directly by emailing DFO.PACSalute2018.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

BC Parks – In The PARK

  • Since the parks creation, BC Parks has been honoured to co-host the celebration of the largest Sockeye Salmon run in North America.
  • The Province, in collaboration with Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band are in lock step working to maintain the areas natural and cultural integrity for future generations use and enjoyment.
  • Opportunities are provided for visitors to pursue safe & accessible recreational activities that are in keeping with the natural character of the park.
  • Interpretive facilities and services help visitors appreciate and understand the Salmon life cycle and ecology and relationship with surrounding ecosystem.
  • Fish, wildlife and nature viewing opportunities are provided through facilities that are accessible & harmonized with the surrounding landscape and environment.
  • BC Parks implements programs that continually asses impact from commercial and public recreation and respond with adaptive tools to moderate those influences.

The Adams River Salmon Society:
(Also leading up to the Salute there is Interpretive WalkAbouts every Wednesday 11am)

LOG CABIN INTERPRETATIVE CENTRE – In The Park

  • Storyboards of the life cycle of the salmon
  • Touch screen computers with interactive activities and information
  • Life-sized spawning salmon display
  • Cabin Attendants to help answer questions

FOOD & BEVERAGES – GREAT CONCESSIONS!

Bannock, Burgers, Salmon, Salads, Pizza, Soups and more…