somewhereawesome #7: Salmon run at Adams River

Never thought of driving hundreds of kilometers just to see a salmon run. But the trip is worth it: Millions of salmons make their way back from the Pacifc Ocean to the Adams River, the place of their birth, to spawn and die! There are so many that you can even catch them with your hands. (But it´s forbidden). 2014 is described to be a dominant run with around 70 Millions salmons.

Kamloops_Salmon Run-109 Kamloops_Salmon Run-107The happening is popular that there´s even a festival called the “Salute to the Sockeye Festival” held in the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park. There are food stalls in the middle of a forest clearing where you can buy hot dogs, salmon burgers and Mini doughnuts! This is crazy but you don´t have to do this. (But the mini doughnuts are really deliciuos though).

Just go into the woods right next to the road, hike into the forest towards the river and you are alone in mother nature with millions of salmons!

(But anyhow you should give a donation to help them run this whole project every year).

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Adams River
Adams River
in your face
in your face
Adams River with millions of big red wild sockeye salmons
Adams River with millions of big red wild sockeye salmons
hiking around adams river
hiking around adams river

Kamloops_Salmon Run-84Here are some places and names how we travelled there:                                            (if you also want to do this)

Sleep: In a motel in Kamloops. (See blog post roadtrip to Kamloops.)

The Salmon Run: In Chase (just 40 km east of Kamloops), Adams River. The crowds are at the parking lot of Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park.

The Hike: Along the canyon in the Wade Road trail system you get a different perspective. (It´s approximately 7km round trip)

Lakes: Go to beautiful Adams Lake and Shuswap Lake. Next time: Camping at the beautiful campground/Adams Lake provincial Park!

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