Kikinee Salmon Festival returns to Kelowna for another year

The Kikinee Salmon Festival is taking place this Sunday at Mission Creek Regional Park in Kelowna.

The 2019 Kikinee Salmon Festival will take place this Sunday at Mission Creek Regional Park in Kelowna.

Each summer, the salmon travel upstream along the Okanagan Lake and other tributaries as part of their spawning season later in the fall.

The free, family event will run between 11:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. and there will be multiple entertainers performing to mark the celebration of the spawning Kokanee salmon.

READ MORE: One fish, two fish: Okanagan Kokanee salmon prep for spawning season

Performers include the “North Okanagan Pipes and Drums” at 11 a.m., Wild Safe BC Bear safety demonstrations at 11:40 a.m., and a Kokanee salmon egg-take demonstration occurring at 1:40 p.m.

Last year’s festival proved to be a huge success, which provided children an opportunity to learn about how Kokanee salmon spawn in nature through educational activities.

The annual event is organized by the Regional District of Central Okanagan each fall.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Happy hour, dance party fundraiser for Central Okanagan Food Bank

Local musicians perform a virtual concert on June 5

Central Okanagan school buses to remain parked through the summer

The board of education made the decision to nix bus services on Wednesday

Booze on Kelowna beaches? Mayor says ‘not at the moment’

Mayor Colin Basran says alcohol in public spaces is not on council’s radar right now — but that could change

Motor trike crashes into hole in Ellison area

A man was taken to hospital after crashing his trike on Anderson Road

Mission prison COVID-19 outbreak ends, 9 new cases in B.C.

New positive test at Port Coquitlam care home

Flood watch for Salmon River upgraded as high temperatures, rain forecast

Shuswap Emergency Program warns residents to prepare now for possible extreme flooding

Man who bound, murdered Vancouver Island teen still a risk to public: parole board

Kimberly Proctor’s killer is still ‘mismanaging emotions,’ has had ‘temper tantrums’

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

RCMP request public’s help in locating missing Salmon Arm man

Ken Derkach is a familiar face to many, one of the city’s residents who is without a home

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

VIDEO: Police look for suspect seen tripping elderly woman in Burnaby

The elderly woman was walking near the SkyTrain station when she was randomly tripped

Drunk man on a dirt bike and prohibited drivers without insurance keep Shuswap RCMP busy

Other calls resulted in excessive speed tickets and the arrests of two prohibited drivers

Summerland amends procedure for virtual council meetings, adding transparency

During COVID-19 pandemic, meetings have been held using online technology

Most Read