Even though this weekend’s annual Horsefly River Roundtable Salmon Festival had to be canceled due to COVID restrictions, people can still come out to see the fish.
Event Coordinator Dina Stephenson said the public is welcome to use the River Trail while observing Covid protocols to look at the salmon.
Stephenson said the fish that will be coming up this year are from eggs that were laid back in 2017.
“The fish that will come up this year are from eggs that were laid back in 2017 and we’re expecting about 79,000 fish to be in the Horsefly River and about 160,000 in the Quesnel Watershed, so it’s not a big number but the fish are coming.”
Stephenson noted that the river trail was built by the Horsefly River Roundtable and contains pictures of the fish, information about the salmon, the salmon habitat, the spawning cycle, and its all along the spawning channel and by the river.
Stephenson said the River Trail is accessible for people of all ages and it has wheelchair accessibility as well.