As a visitor to Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown) there are a few considerations you should take into account when planning your trip.
You will find information below on many commonly asked questions.
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The Salute to the Salute festival is open to Visitors each day from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, September 28 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.
Services available during the Salute to the Sockeye include:
Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown) is outfitted with pit toilets and some potable water
There are four species of Pacific Salmon that spawn in the Adams River, and while every run is slightly different in regards to timing:
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.
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.
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.
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.
To Arrive at the Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown), enter this into Google Earth – 50.9009338323, -119.568705803 (Salute to the Sockeye Festival).
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