When you think of Salmon one of the first things that probably come to mind is the Ocean. Sure the ocean is packed full of gigantic Salmon, but believe it or not prior to 1942 in our area of the world you could see enormous 40lb Chinook Salmon swimming the rivers of the Columbia.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is proud to once again sponsor and host the Columbia Valley Salmon Festival, a community arts and cultural festival celebrating the life journey of the wild Kokanee salmon and the Columbia River. Held in the beautiful BC Rockies resort town of Fairmont Hot Springs and the surrounding area, the Festival takes place this coming weekend of September 28-30
“Many of the fish weighed up to 45 pounds,” stated Bob Jameison , a local biologist and Executive Director of the Columbia Wetland Stewardship Partners, who explained the significance of the Salmon run within the Valley. Jameison went on to explain that in 2011, many people in the valley have forgotten the role that salmon played prior to 1942, as Chinook Salmon spawned at several sites in the Upper Columbia and were a critical source of sustenanc