The Salmon's Journey

When the Salmon commence their unique journey from the ocean, to their freshwater birthplace to reproduce, it's riddled with obstacles and dangers. Explore our interactive feature, and discover just what the Sockeye's journey entails.

Discover the Journey

New for Summer 2024

Come visit our Mobile Interpretive Trailer at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park on Wednesday's in July and throughout the summer on weekends from 930-230pm starting June 22.

Our education team and interpretive guides will be on site during these limited hours to meet visitors, interact with Survival of the Salmon and other games and have the trailer open for you to explore the fun facts about our amazing watershed.

We are located in the Day Use Parking lot, next to the SLPP Nature House.

Until we can fully open Tsutswecw Provincial Park to welcome visitors, this is a great location to come by and say hello.

See you out there.

Credit: Petra Simpson

Winter 2024 Update

Happy 2024 everyone.

Please note that as of January 15, 2024,  Tsútswecew Provincial Park is partially open to hikers and visitors.  This includes trails east of the Interpretive Cabin towards the mouth of Adams River. Parking access is in the Beach Road parking lot. The Interpretive Cabin plaza is still currently closed.

With the new year upon us, we have been receiving many inquires as to the status of Tsútswecew Provincial Park.  Here is some information that CSRD Area F elected representative Jay Simpson posted in December 2023.Keep an eye out here and on our social Media for updates as work progresses.

Tsútswecew Provincial Park – December 19th, 2023 - Jay Simpson

  • Roughly 80% of the park was impacted by the 2023 Bush Creek East Wildfire and have required closure for public safety reasons. The following trails were impacted by the fire and remain closed; Upper Flume, Lower Flume, Adams River Gorge Trail, Wade Road Trails, Packer Trail, Indigenous Winter Home Trail, Main Viewing Platform Trail, Island Loop Trail and Skwlax/Anglemont Road to Viewing Platform Trail.
  • BC Parks will work with a consultant to complete DFAA damage assessments to determine the full scope of fire damaged facilities. This work must occur in snow free conditions and will likely take place in early Spring 2024. Once the DFAA damage assessment is complete, BC Park will proceed with recovery efforts including repairs or replacement of fire damaged facilities.
  • The Upper Flume, Lower Flume, Adams River Gorge Trail, Wade Road Trails, Packer Trail, Indigenous Winter Home Trail, Main Viewing Platform Trail, Island Loop Trail and Skwlax/Anglemont Road to Viewing Platform Trail will remain closed until safe access can be restored. As they become available, updates will be posted on the Tsutswecw Park webpage on

BC Parks Tsutswecw Park information page

Fall 2023

Thanks to all the Salmon Fans for reaching out and wanting to be part of the spawn this fall.

We know many have asked about access to Tsútswecw Provincial Park and the the Interpretive Cabin, but unfortunately due to the Bush Creek East Wildfire that ravished our community, the park and region is still closed and there is no access to the Provincial Park at this time.

We know that there are lots of down trees, and even more importantly, danger trees still standing that need further assessment before the park re-opens and is deemed safe for visitors.  Please continue to check back here, and the BC Parks website for more current information.

In the meantime, check out Pacific Salmon Foundation for their interactive map on where to see the salmon on their continued spawning journey.

Pacific Salmon Foundation Salmon Spotting

Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and well wishes as we work to rebuild the community that we call home.  We look forward to hosting you soon at the park when it is deemed safe for visitors.



Don't MISS our 2023 AGM!
December 11 at 10am - hosted virtually.

Please email Michelle to RSVP your attendance:



Salute to the Sockeye

The Salute to the Sockeye takes place on the dominant year of the four-year cycle. The Salute to the Sockeye is the largest Sockeye Salmon run in North America, and is a three week long event, running from September 30th until October 23, 2022. 

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Credit: National Geographic

About the Adams River Salmon Society

The Adams River Salmon Society is run by a volunteer board of directors who are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting. The primary focus of the Society is to help organize and run the Salute to the Sockeye held during the dominant run every four years.

The Society helps to determine how best to utilize the proceeds from the Salutes, including the event admission revenue, to fulfill its mandate to encourage and facilitate the education and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown).

Learn more through our Education Program!

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Credit: Bruce Moffat

Salute to the Sockeye Event

Join us in October 2026 for the next Salute to the Sockeye Festival in Tsútswecw Provincial Park.

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Past successes in hosting our Salute to the Sockeye Celebrations were only possible because of your involvement. The 2026 festival will be no different.

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Photo Credit: Jim Cooperman

Tour Operators

Tourism Operators and Bus Tours are welcome on site during the Salute to the Sockeye. The Society does provide a guided tour program for Bus Tour Operators, and Commercial Private Clients.

These guides are available in an extremely limited number, and we suggest you book soon. Contact

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Photo Credit: Dave Smith


The Adams River sockeye have held an important place in the lives of the Secwepemc people of the Shuswap Lakes and Adams Lake for thousands of years.

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Photo Credit: Dave Smith

Become a Member

Say “I SUPPORT WILD SALMON” by becoming a member of The Adams River Salmon Society- for only $35.

Receive updates about Society activities and concerns affecting all wild salmon including the local environment.

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