Tourists / Visitors Coming to Salute 2018

As a visitor to Roderick Haig-Brown Park there are a few considerations you should take into account when planning your trip.

You will find information below on many commonly asked questions.

To see the information, click the arrow beside each topic.

Hours and Event Fees

The Salute festival is open to Visitors each day from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, September 29 to October 21, 2018.

Gates will be closed and locked each day at 5:00 pm. All vehicles must be offsite by 5:00 pm.

All visitors to the site will be required to pay an event fee, which is used to cover the costs of operating the event, as well as support the Legacy Fund which provides funding to community groups in the Shuswap for stewardship activities and to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for the visitors and the spawning salmon.

Admission/Event Fees –

  • $5. per private vehicle
  • $2. per person for a commercial van (10 to 20 passenger capacity)
  • $60. per bus (21 to 40 passenger capacity)
  • $75. per bus (41+ passenger capacity)
  • Salute Pass – available to The Adams River Salmon Society members only (visit the Reception/Membership desk in the souvenir tent for more information)
  • To become a member click here Salmon Society Membership Form

Onsite Amenities and Services

Services available during the Salute to the Sockeye include:

  • Onsite food vendors
  • Souvenir sales
  • Artisan wares
  • Cultural and General Entertainment
  • General Salmon and Environmental Interpretation program
  • School Curriculum based program for registered school groups (inquire here)
  • Potable Water
  • Port-a-potties

Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park is outfitted with pit toilets and some potable water

Menus:

Chase Lions Menu

Raven’s Landing

Rotary Menu

Lakeside Concessions

Yummie’s Take Out

When are the fish here?

There are four species of Pacific Salmon that spawn in the Adams River, and while every run is slightly different in regards to timing:

Chinook Salmon – September through Mid-October (every year)

Chinook are the largest salmon to spawn in the Adams River. They are large, dark shadows that are often in the deeper, swift moving parts of the river.

Sockeye Salmon – Late September through early November (every year with a dominant run every four years (2014, 2018, 2022,)

Sockeye are the second largest fish to spawn in the Adams River. These fish are bright red with green heads. They are seen across the entire river, but prefer to spawn in medium depth, swifter water.

Pick Salmon – Late September through Late October every odd numbered year (2017, 2019, 2021)

Pink are smaller in length but taller in girth. They are a banded array of colours from white to green to pink to greyish. Pink Salmon are seen across the entire river, but prefer to spawn in medium depth, swifter water.

Coho Salmon – Late October through December (every year)

Coho are the smaller leaner salmon to come to the system. They are usually solid red, with dark heads, very similar to Sockeye. However, they are quite a lot smaller and prefer slightly deeper, swift water.

 

Site Map

Directions

To Arrive at the Roderick Haig-Brown Park, enter this into Google Earth – 50.9009338323, -119.568705803 (Salute to the Sockeye Festival)

For Google Maps directions FROM KAMLOOPS – Click Here or below View Larger Map

For Google Maps directions FROM SALMON ARM – Click Here or below View Larger Map

Where to stay / Tourism Opportunities

Shuswap Tourism is our main tourism partner, please visit their website here for fantastic opportunities.