2014 Columbia Salmon Festival

Date(s) - 13/09/2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kinsmen Beach



The mission of the festival is to inform people about the history and future of salmon in the upper Columbia, and their cultural significance. Nowadays, many people in the valley have forgotten the role that salmon played in the Upper Columbia prior to the construction of Grand Coulee dam in 1942. Prior to that time Chinook salmon spawned in the Upper Columbia, with many of the fish weighing 40 pounds and providing a critical source of sustenance for Ktunaxa Nation and Shuswap (Kinbasket) community members.