Wild Salmon Caravan Travel Itinerary
UPDATED OCTOBER 10th, 2017
***Kamloops/Chase camping changes!***
The following nations are welcoming us into their homelands to honour wild salmon and will share knowledge, wisdom, and values and strategies for some of the most sustainable wild salmon fisheries practices and knowledge systems that have persisted since time immemorial.
Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, Skwxwừ7mesh Ủxwumixw – Squamish (Vancouver)
Stờ:lõ -Skwah (Chilliwack)
Nlaka’pamux (Coquihalla Mountains, Merritt)
Secwepemc te Tk’emlups (Kamloops)
Secwepemc te Adams Lake, Neskonlith, Little Shuswap (Chase)
Please see attached google map for directions to all exact locations of camping, feasts, ceremonies and parades.
The Wild Salmon Caravan asks that all participants observe cultural and protocols and the diversity of ways that host nations/communities relate to one another and the diverse groups from the Rainbow Nation.
With respect to the time and energy of community hosts, we would like to honour the scheduled times of departure and arrival. Please be mindful of the time and be ready to go at the times listed.
All children and families are welcome, but no childcare provided. No drugs or alcohol allowed in any of the related Wild Salmon Caravan events.
With the exception of October 6 in Vancouver, camping will be provided free of cost at all the stops along the way. You are responsible for your own camping equipment, gas, travel expenses, snacks, plates, cutlery, cups, water.
The WSC and community hosts have organized daily feasts, but please take note of the meals that you will be responsible to provide for yourself.
The Wild Salmon Caravan is a garbage free event, so please be bring your own plates, cups, and cutlery. Some snacks and water will be available in the camp.
Please be mindful of the amount of garbage you create and take it with you when you leave any one or all of the visits to host communities.
The weather in October in the Interior Salish mountains is unpredictable so dress warmly and be prepared for winter camping and driving conditions in the Coquihalla Mountains and southern interior.
Winter tires are required on all vehicles after October 1.
October 11 – Kamloops/Chase
Master of Ceremonies (Jeffrey McNeil, Secwepemc)
6:00 am – Travel to Kamloops.
7:00 am – Sunrise ceremony (at the confluence of Thompson Rivers near Henry Grube Centre)
9:00 am – Youth and Elder Intercultural Exchange – Secwepemc Health
9:00 am – Breakfast and pack up camp (Tk’emlups pow wow grounds compliments Secwepemc Health Caucus and Painted Pony)
10:00 am – Gathering for parade (Riverside Park 3rd and Lorne Street) Music by Solidarity Notes Choir
11:00 am – Parade leaves Riverside Park via 3rd Ave to Victoria, 5th Ave then Lansdowne back to 3rd
12:30 pm – Arrive back at Riverside Park for welcoming and opening speakers
1:00 pm – Salmon Songs and Feast (Feast sponsored by Kamloops Food Policy Council)
1:00 pm – Music by Jared Doherty during lunch
2:00 pm – Concert by Just
3:30 pm – More drumming and singing
4:00 pm – Closing
4:00 pm – Depart to Chase
6:00 pm – Dinner and welcome wagon (provided by Secwepemc drummers, singers at Adams Lake Recreation and Conference Centre (ALRCC)
7:30 pm – Set up camp for overnight stay at Adams Lake Indian Band Fishing Station or ALRCC
8:00 pm – Storytelling, drumming and singing at ALRCC
October 12 – Adams River
Master of Ceremonies (Kenthen Thomas)
7:00 am – Sunrise ceremony (Roderick Haig Brown Park- Adams River) – BY INVITE ONLY
8:30 am – Breakfast (provided by Little Shuswap Indian Band Hall) – FOR CARAVAN TRAVELLERS
10:00 am – Marshalling for parade (Chase Curling Club, 227 Wilson St. Chase, BC)
11:00 am – Parade to Chase Beach/Band Shell via Pine Street to 2nd Ave
12:00 pm – Feast, Provided by Adams Lake Indian Band (Chase Band Shell )
1:00 pm – Speakers, storytellers, drumming, singing and performers
3:00 pm – Closing of Wild Salmon Caravan 2017
Safe travels home!
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We will update this map as the routes are further secured.