More than 34 million Fraser River sockeye salmon returned home to British Columbia after spending
two years out in the Pacific Ocean. Perhaps, the largest salmon run on record. These adult sockeye
will battle the Fraser River and the Thompson River to reach the Adams River. Along their journey,
the sockeye seek out the streams that gave them life four years earlier. The 12- kilometer long
Adams River is the final stop for as many as two million of these salmon. While the sockeye return
every year, the migration that occurs every fourth year (2010, 2014, 2018...) dwarfs the others.
Over three million sockeye made the journey in 2002.