Adams River Salmon Run 2014
About the Salmon Run
Located just an hour from Kamloops, Shuswap Lake is one of British Columbia's prime recreation areas. Immediately to the north is Adams Lake, which is connected to Shuswap Lake by the Lower Adams River, one of the most important sockeye salmon breeding areas in North America. Every year in October as many as several million salmon make their journey from the Pacific Ocean through the rapids of the Fraser Canyon and into the Adams River, completing their journey in just 17 days or so. The salmon change color as they make their trip upstream, turning a brilliant red with a green head, and the males also develop hunched backs and prominent mouths. The Adams River salmon run occurs every year but every fourth year is considered a dominant year, which means the number of salmon returning to the Adams River to spawn is higher than in previous years. In 2010, over 3 million salmon are estimated to have returned to the Adams River to spawn, and 2014 is another dominant year.
The Lower Adams River area is contained in the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, which offers a number of trails and also platforms for viewing during the Adams River salmon run. Just a few minutes away, on the southern shore of Shuswap Lake, the town of Sorrento serves as an excellent destination for visitors hoping to witness the Adams River salmon run. Sorrento is home to a number of inns and hotels, but the Shuswap Lake Motel Resort & Campground stands out for its variety of lodging options, and it offers fully-equipped cabins in addition to campsites and RV hook-ups. There is a large playground for kids and the beach is a short walk from the property. With many additional amenities and activities in the immediate area, the Shuswap Lake Motel Resort & Campground is an excellent choice for your trip.Book Your Adams River
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