Salmon are spawning in the Thacker Regional Park’s spawning channels in Hope. Here, a salmon splashes its way through a shady portion of the park. For a video of the salmon making their journey upstream, visit hopestandard.com. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

VIDEO: Salmon begin spawning in Hope’s Thacker Park

Countless chum salmon making way upstream for annual event

Salmon are currently making their way upstream to lay their eggs in rivers all over the province.

In Hope, that means viewing of this annual phenomenon is right now, at Thacker Regional Park. Countless salmon are pushing their way up the stream, splashing, diving and retreating to the cool pools of water for breaks. There are plenty of spots to safely view the salmon without disturbing them, at the trail that connects to the Kettle Valley Railway.

A man-made spawning channel was added to the area in 1988 and improved in 2006. The hike around the channel is an easy 1 km walk and suitable for people of all ages. For those looking for a longer walk, carry on past the KVR marker through to the Othello Tunnels.

To access Thacker Regional Park, there is a small parking lot at 20840 Union Bar Rd., off Kawkawa Lake Road by the Coquihalla River bridge.

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The colours of fall are starting to be seen around Hope, including Thacker Regional Park. Salmon are also spawning in the park’s spawning channels. For a video of the salmon making their journey upstream, visit hopestandard.com. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

The colours of fall are starting to be seen around Hope, including Thacker Regional Park. Salmon are also spawning in the park’s spawning channels. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

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