My wife and I have been busy exploring our new home. Something which could fill most of our weekends for a long time... BC is big... Canada is too.
Seeing a Salmon Run has been on the top of our to do list since we knew they existed. On one of our first weekends here we volunteered for a day at the Seymour River Hatchery which was awesome and was probably the first time we heard of the Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run. Not only that but 2014 was a dominant year which means 10s of millions of Sockeyes.
So Thanksgiving Weekend was a perfect excuse for a road trip to the Adams River and Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park. We got there Saturday afternoon and made the mistake of going to the main tourist part of the park... it was packed... literally thousands of people. But we did do some recon and chatted to the Parks officer and came up with a plan for Sunday.
We got there early and went upstream from the bridge... that's the secret. Also, go at least as far as the canyon, its probably only 5kms.
We had the whole river to ourselves for a couple of hours, a light fog hovering over head, a crisp sun saturating the autumn leaves... to ourselves that is except for literally hundreds of thousands of Sockeye Salmon.