The Inspiring Journey of the Sockeye Salmon
The bright sun and cool days of early autumn are a time of reflection. Gratitude for the summer recently departed and preparation for winter’s inevitable return, Mother Nature’s formidable guidance is on glorious display. The leaves changes, the air cools, the darkness comes sooner, and on the Adams, the river will soon run red.
The most inspiring lesson of all is the annual Sockeye Salmon run. Their journey back to the Adams River, their place of birth, in the Secwepemc, is a story of determination like no other that nature has to offer. Four year, and a one thousand kilometre journey to and from the Pacific Ocean, against formidable odds, obstacles and dangers.
The 2022 Salute the Sockeye hosted by the Adams River Salmon Society, is set for September 30 to October 23 daily from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at Tsutswecw Provincial Park in the North Shuswap. While salmon have returned since time immemorial, every four years is a dominant run. Skwlax Little Shuswap Lake Band, community members, non-profit agencies, partners and sponsors have, like the sockeye themselves, swim together towards the goal of welcoming guests from across the region and around the world to witness and celebrate the marvel at Adams River, one of the most important salmon habitats in North America.
Check the Adams River Salmon Society website for a full list of activities and attractions, and corresponding schedules.