Campbell River: the salmon capital of the world
Every fall, thousands of salmon return to their natal freshwater streams to spawn in the gravel beds. After spending 1-7 years in the ocean, the adults who have survived predators, fishing, and ocean conditions begin the long journey up the Campbell River.
From July to November every year, you can witness this natural spectacle up close and personal by snorkelling down the Campbell River.
July - September | The most abundant of the salmon in BC, and known for the developed hump on the back of males.
October - November | The largest of the salmon in BC, and known for the hooked nose at the top of the mouth.
October - November | Metallic blue & green in colour, and when spawning in freshwater develop red colouration on the sides.
Late October - November | The last of the salmon to migrate to freshwater to spawn. Males develop enormous canine-like fangs.