Trail Name: Viewing Platform Trail
Distance: 0.8 km
Time: Under 30 mins
Cell Service: Unknown
Dog Friendly: Yes, on leash.
Trail: Wide, paved, flat trail
Highlight: Wheelchair accessible and perfect spot to watch the salmon spawning in the fall
To get there: This hike is about an hour’s drive from Kamloops. Head East along the Trans-Canada Hwy. Continue on the highway for about 65kms. Turn right onto Squilax-Anglemont Rd and head over the bridge. Continue on this road for another 5.6km. The park will be on your left. Or get directions from Google here.
Park in the parking area at Tsútswecw (pronounced choo-chwek) Provincial Park. During the peak salmon run years, additional parking is available. From the parking area head to the right of the interpretive building (heading left takes you to the Story Trail) and continue down the 2m wide, paved trail. Follow this for 0.4km until you reach the salmon spawning viewing platform that overlooks the Adams River.
Every fourth year (October 2022), over 2 million sockeye salmon return to spawn in the Adams River. Especially exciting during the fall, but beautiful any time of year, the Viewing Platform trail in Tsútswecw Provincial Park allows everyone to enjoy the spawning of the salmon. The park also features accessible outhouses, picnic tables, and benches. Dogs are welcome on leash.
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