A free event for the entire family on a Sunday in mid-September every year. In 2015, it will take place on September 20th. The event occurs at Mission Creek Park close to Orchard Park Shopping Mall, in Kelowna. Contact the Environmental Education for the Okanagan for details (250-469-6140). The Kokanee Salmon Festival is a celebration of the land-locked salmon and coincides with their yearly return from Okanagan Lake to spawn in our rivers and streams. It's a chance for people to learn about the salmon life cycle and the important role they have in our natural world.
Come to this Annual Festival. It's free and fun for the entire family. You may learn about salmon by exploring the many information stations and activities, and view the salmon as they make their way upstream and spawn. There is story telling and face painting. The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue will use its underwater camera in the spawning channel so you can see the Kokanee up close without getting wet! It's a chance for people to learn about the salmon life cycle and the important role they have in our natural world. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it.
The Kokanee Salmon Festival is supported by over 24 community organizations and several local businesses. It is organized by the Regional District for the Central Okanagan.