When you are planning your trip to see the Adams River Sockeye Salmon spawn keep in mind the following patterns:
Dominant years (2018, 2022, 2026) you may see millions of sockeye return to spawn in October. The Society hosts the Salute to the Sockeye celebration the first 3 weeks of October every four years.
During this time frame a nominal admission fee will be charged. More information on our 2018 Salute to the Sockeye will be available on the Salute to the Sockeye page soon.
Pre-dominant years (2017) you may see 10,000+ sockeye return to spawn in October, generally the first three weeks.
Sub-dominant years (2019) you may see 100,000+ sockeye return to spawn in October.
Post-subdominant years (2020) you may see 100’s of sockeye return to spawn in October (smallest returns).
A few Pink salmon spawn in the Adams River in September on odd years only; Chinook salmon spawn here in Sept/October; Sockeye salmon spawn in the Adams River in the first few weeks of October, followed by Coho salmon in late October and early November:
Find us at Roderick Haig-Brown Park (2300 Squilax-Anglemont Rd, Lee Creek, BC), in the Log Cabin Interpretive Centre (May throughout October)