The Salute to the Salute festival happens every four years.  The next Salute to the Sockeye will be October 2026. 

You will find information below on many commonly asked questions.

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Hours & Event Fees

The 2026 Salute to the Salute festival will be open to Visitors each day from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Gates entering will be closed and locked each day at 4:30 pm. All vehicles must be offsite by 5:30 pm - gates exiting will then be locked.

All visitors to the site will pay an event fee, which is used to cover the costs of operating the event. Additionally, the proceeds 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

To be confirmed for 2026.

Onsite Amenities & Services

Services available during the Salute to the Sockeye include:

  • Onsite food vendors
    • To be announced
  • Souvenir Merchandise
  • Artisan wares
  • Cultural and General Entertainment
  • General Salmon and Environmental Interpretation program
  • School Curriculum based program for registered school groups
  • Potable Water
  • Port-a-potties

Tsútswecw Provincial Park is outfitted with pit toilets and some potable water

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 (2022, 2026, 2030)

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.

Pink Salmon

Late September through Late October every odd numbered year ( 2021, 2023, 2025)

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.

Directions & Tourism

To Arrive at the Tsútswecw Provincial Park, enter this into Google Earth – 50.9009338323, -119.568705803 (Salute to the Sockeye Festival).

Shuswap Tourism is our main tourism partner, please visit their website here 

Visit North Shuswap Chamber for local area information Here

Detailed Directions