To Do

There’s loads to do in the North Shuswap. But if there’s one spectacle that stands out above all else it’s the Sockeye Salmon run. Every year the Sockeye Salmon journey upstream from the Pacific Ocean to the Adams River, an incredible display of nature. During September and October, the quiet banks of the Adams River 405 km (251 miles) inland from the Pacific Ocean, becomes the scene of a natural miracle .In these peaceful, colourful days of early fall, the normally quiet waters of the 12 km (7.2 mile) river turn turbulent and crimson as over two million sockeye salmon – returning from a life’s journey that takes them far out into the ocean – pour into their home waters to spawn and to die. And every four years, their arrival is welcomed, a pageant which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park. Sockeye salmon return to the Adams River every year but the migration that occurs every fourth year have reached as high as 3.6 million returning sockeye salmon.

In addition to the Salmon run, check out these other activities and things to do in the North Shuswap:

  • Stay in a Cozy beachfront cottage
  • Visit Copper Island the only natural island on Shuswap Lake. Boat access only
  • Tour and taste at the Celista Estate Winery
  • Hike or rock climb at Albas Falls
  • Visit historic Seymour Arm
  • Check out Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park and Shuswap Lake Provincial Park
  • Try backcountry snowmobiling at Grizzly Lodge
  • Visit, golf, dine, and unwind at the Talking Rock Resort and Quaaout Lodge

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