Note: May be subject to further changes.
The Wild Salmon Caravan is grateful to hosted by Coast and Interior Salish communities where we will travel to honour and celebrate the spirit of wild salmon, and share knowledge, wisdom, and values that highlight some of the most sustainable wild salmon fisheries strategies practices that have persisted since time immemorial.
Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, Skwxwừ7mesh Ủxwumixw – Squamish (Vancouver)
Stờ:lõ -Schwa:y (Chilliwack)
St’at’imc – Xwisten/Bridge River, Lillooet
Nlaka’pamux – Shulus/Lower Nicola Indian Band (Merritt)
Secwepemc te Adams Lake, Neskonlith, Little Shuswap (Chase and Kamloops)
- Visit our Wild Salmon Caravan website for more google maps with detailed addresses and directions to all exact locations for camping, feasts, ceremonies, parades, forums, etc… You can also find detailed programs for each community visit on our website.
- The Wild Salmon Caravan asks that all participants observe cultural and protocols and the diversity of ways that host nations/communities relate to one another and the diverse cultural groups from the Rainbow Nation.
- With respect to the time and energy of community hosts, we would like to honour the scheduled times of departure and arrival. Please be mindful of the time and be ready to go at the times listed.
- All children and families are welcome, but no childcare provided. No drugs or alcohol allowed in any of the related Wild Salmon Caravan events.
- With the exception of Vancouver, camping will be provided free of cost at all the stops along the way. You are responsible for your own camping equipment, gas, travel expenses, snacks, plates, cutlery, cups, water.
- Any gas or travel expenses such as paid parking is at your own expense.
- Volunteers are always needed in the community visits and camps along the way.
- The WSC and community hosts have organized daily feasts, but please take note of the meals that you will be responsible to provide for yourself (noted on itinerary below).
- The Wild Salmon Caravan is a garbage free event, so please be bring your own plates, cups, and cutlery. Some snacks and water will be available in the camp.
- Please be mindful of the amount of garbage you create and take it with you when you leave any one or all of the visits to host communities.
- The weather in October in the Interior Salish mountains is unpredictable so dress warmly and be prepared for winter camping and driving conditions in the Coquihalla Mountains and southern interior. Winter tires are required on all vehicles after October 1.
8:00 am – Assemble Parade on 700 Block Granville between Georgia and Robson, Vancouver
10:00 am – Vancouver Parade, Granville, to Davie to Roundhouse Turntable, to David Lam Park for salmon ceremony
11:30 am – Ceremony
1:00 pm – Wild Salmon Feast (Roundhouse Exhibition Hall)
1:30 – 3:30 pm – Program (Roundhouse Turntable)
8:00 am – Meet at Safeway parking lot (Broadway and Commercial)
9:00 am – Depart Vancouver
10:30 am – Arrive at Schwa:y Village Canoe Shed, Chilliwack
12:00 pm – Lunch at Schwa:y
2:00 pm – Depart from Schwa:y to Lillooet
6:00 pm – Arrive at Xwisten (Bridge River) Band Hall, Lillooet
6:30 pm – Dinner and welcoming
8:00 pm – Set up camp, storytelling, drumming and singing
7:00 am – Ceremony, protocols, and offerings at river
8:00 am – Breakfast provided by Xwisten
9:00 am – Let’s Talk about Wild Salmon – Community Forum
12:00 am – Lunch – drumming and singing
1:00 pm – Let’s Talk about Water – Community Forum
3:00 pm – Depart for Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB), Neale Rd, Merritt
6:00 pm – Arrive at LNIB Band Hall
6:30 pm – Dinner and welcoming
8:00 pm – Set up camp (LNIB Pow Wow Arbour), Neale Rd.
9:00 pm – Storytelling
Sunrise ceremony, protocols and offerings at the river
8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Let’s Talk about Wild Salmon Forum at LNIB Hall
12:30 am – Lunch
1:30 pm – Wild Salmon Caravan Arts Builds Workshops (Led by Lani McKenzie)
3:00 pm – Break
3:15 pm – Wild Salmon Caravan Arts Build Workshop
5:00 pm – Closing of workshops
6:00 pm – Feast at LNIB
7:00 pm – Storytelling and music at campfire
7:30 am – Breakfast LNIB
8:00 am -Take down of camp at LNIB
9:00 am – Assembling parade at Merritt Civic Centre
10:30 am – Parade begins via Voght St, to Princeton/Kamloops Hwy, BC 5A and Garcia, to Chapman St and Coutlee Ave
12:00 pm – Lunch on our own
1:00 pm – Return to Merritt Civic Centre
2:00 pm – Depart for Kamloops
3:00 pm – Arrive at Save on Foods Parking Lot, 4th and Lansdowne for mural tours with Secwpemc artist Chris Bose
5:00 pm – Depart for Chase
6:30 pm – Dinner at Neskonlith Band Hall (Chief Neskonlith Rd, Chase, BC)
7:00 pm – Set up camp at Neskonlith Pow Wow Arbour (Chief Neskonlith Rd, Chase, BC)
8:00 pm – Talking circle, campfire
*Unless otherwise indicated, all activities on this day will happen at Neskonlith
8:00 am – Breakfast (Chief Neskonlith Rd, Chase, BC)
10:00 am – Traditional Flint Knapping and hand drumming, singing with Howard Shields
12:00 pm – Lunch (bring your own bagged lunch)
1:00 pm – Arrive at Indian Point on Adams Lake for Cultural Tour – Secwepemc Place Names
5:00 pm – Dinner provided
7:00 pm – Feature Film ‘Directly Affected’ and discussion
Sunrise ceremony – Adams River, Indian Check Point (unamed road by burnt bridge)
8:00 am – Breakfast provided by Qaoout Lodge and Spa (for Caravaners only)
9:30 am – Marshaling parade at Chase Curling Club
11:00 am – Parade to Chase Beach at Little Shuswap Lake
1:00 pm – Feast and Program at Chase Beach
3:00 pm – Closing – safe travels Wild Salmon Caravan
Day #1 – Shuswap Salmon Symposium hosted by Adams River Salmon Society. Registration required:
Day #2 – Shuswap Salmon Symposium continued.