September 28 to October 21, 2018

Open 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit The Adams River Salmon Society Interpretive Cabin onsite at Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown).

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Photo Credit: Bruce Moffat


Opening Ceremonies

Sunday September 30, 1:00pm

  • Opening Prayer & Welcome Ceremony
  • Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Cultural Events
  • Renaming of Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park to Tsútswecw Provincial Park presented by the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band

Artisan Gallery

Unique locally crafted Artisan gift-ware

Souvenir Market 

Excellent selection of souvenirs

Food & Beverages – Great Concessions!

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

Photo Credit: Dave Smith

Artisans Market

Salute to the Sockeye 2018

The Artisan Market will have more artwork than ever. Some of the types of creations you will see this year are:


Paintings original and prints (on various mediums), drawing, painted feathers and leaves, photography, fabric art, pottery (mugs, platters, trays, honey pots, bowls (baby and pet), raku, sculpture, cards, children's colouring books, photography, jewelry, woollens, stained glass, soaps, salmon dog biscuits and pet bowls, artisanal foods, face painting.


First Nations art: Sculptures, carvings, pine needle, birch bark and cedar baskets, birch bark biting, jewelry, dream catchers, hand tied fishing flies, purses, beaded and woolen items, drums and rattles.

In keeping with being a sustainable event any purchases made will be going home with repurposed paper-wrap donated by Vernon Morning Star.

Andrea Pyle*Anne Rurak*Betty Schriver*Beve Hietala *Scroll Sawn*Carl Anserello*Carmen Miller*Carolyn Good*Cindy Hayden*Clive Bryson*Christine Turpin*Cynthia Langford*Ellen Bone*Erin Mikalishen*Heather Specken*Janis Smith*Joey Nash*John Sayers*Leslie Bolin*Linda Paget*Lisa Figueroa*Lise McAlpine*Lynn Erin*Mike Stefiuk*Pat Taylor*Parker Jo Bateson*Peter Kastner*Pressed Wishes*Rebecca Shepherd*Cabins to Go*Sharon Rowat*Sheila MacDonald*Sorrento Jam*Sorrento Stoneware*Terry Greenhough*Valerie Rogers*Patricia L. Smith


First Nations Artisans

Jada Rain Britton*Delores Purdaby*Ed Jensen*Hank Yamelst*Hop You*Jaden  Rathgeber*Pat  Rathgeber*Lottie Kozak*Sharon Antoine*Sarah Luttman*Amanda King-Blum*Clarence Mills


Educational Interpretive Program

Free of charge to BC students in Grades 2 through 5 during the Salute to the Sockeye

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development are pleased to announce that an Educational Interpretive Program will be available, free of charge, to BC students in Grades 2 through 5 during the Salute to the Sockeye.  

Schools are required to pre-register for this program in order to have their students participate.

Please direct inquiries regarding the Educational Interpretive Program to

Leading up to and during the Salute there are Interpretive WalkAbouts every Wednesday at 11am and 1pm.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

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

BC Parks

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 assess impact from commercial and public recreation and respond with adaptive tools to moderate those influences.

Interpretive Cabin

  • 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