Haig-Brown was a man dedicated to the conservation of British Columbia.
He devoted much of his life to protecting the spawning beds of sockeye,
chinook, coho and pink salmon and here within the park on the Adams
River one of the largest sockeye
salmon spawning runs in the province takes place. On dominant years
- every four years (2002, 2006 etc) - visitors can see over 2 million
salmon returning to the Adams River. It is not uncommon in the third
and fourth years of this cycle to see salmon of 100,000.
encompasses 988 hectares of canyons, terraces and flood plains where
over the centuries the Shuswap Indians made their homes. There is evidence
of the ancient settlements throughout the park including depressions
from kekulis (pit houses), pictographs and other artifacts.
cover of the surrounding area consists mainly of Douglas fir, cottonwood,
birch, alder, ponderosa pine, hemlock and cedar. Animal and birdlife
is abundant throughout the area. It is not uncommon for the visitor
to encounter deer, beavers, river otter and mink.
by Murphy Shewchuk
entrance to the park is 5km from Sqillax which is on the Trans-Canada
Highway, 46 km west of Salmon Arm
and 66 km east of Kamloops.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
- The campground at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park has 272 sites with
toilets, showers, a boat launch, playground and sani-station.
and Boating - The Adams River is popular with visitors wishing
to white water kayak or canoe. Guided white water rafting trips
are offered by local businesses. The canyon and river mouth are
good spots for anglers wishing to fish for rainbow trout, Dolly
Varden and whitefish. Note that the Adams River is closed to salmon
and Trails - A trail beside the river gives the visitor a closer
view of the salmon migration. There are also other nature trails
throughout the park that double as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
trails during the winter months.
Information & Services
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