Canoe Journey

What Will You Experience?

The sqlelten7úẃi (Sockeye Salmon) Tour

Tour the traditional waters of the Secwepemc people. Learn the history from a local Knowledge Keeper who will grab your attention with storytelling while the sound of their paddle gently guides you along the Shuswap Lakes. Witness the eagles soaring above you, preparing for the salmon to return to their final destination. A reunion that only happens every four years.

Witness and experience the beauty of the cycle of life as the Pacific Sockeye Salmon return to the Adams River as a spawning adult. Our people have occupied the area surrounding the Adams River since time immemorial, crucial as a food source and trade for our people. We have been celebrating the return of the salmon with food, ceremonies, singing, and dancing for thousands of years.

See mountains and ancient traditional spiritual sites from the view of our ancestors that have travelled these waterways for generations.

Destination: Cottonwood Cove, Little Shuswap Lake at Adams River

Rate: $75 per person

Time and Duration: 10 am - 12 pm (morning) and 2 pm - 4 pm (afternoon)

Please note a minimum of 6 people is required in order for the tour to go ahead.

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Enjoy a Salmon Dinner at Quaoout Lodge

After your canoe journey, enjoy a Salmon Lunch or Dinner at Quaoout Lodge, located on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake.

Lunch Menu (available for 10 am tours)

Choice of:

Large Quaoout Greens with Grilled Wild Salmon Filet


Double Double Salmon Burger

3-Course Dinner Menu (available for 2 pm tours)

Starter Soup or Salad

Wild Salmon Feature

Feature Dessert

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Corporate Booking

We welcome business, organizations, schools, or educational institutions to join us in a truly unique cultural experience. For all group or private bookings please email or phone 1-250-319-4902

The Interior Salish word for canoe is Cteqmewel. It is a Cteqmewel journey that will change the way you see Indigenous culture, history, and even yourself. It will be you, the canoe, and your local guide bringing you closer to nature, educating you through history, sharing the stories of our legends, giving you a glimpse into a time not long ago when our people lived only from the land and the river.

We offer our canoe to everyone including people visiting BC for the first time who want to learn about Indigenous culture, companies that want to offer employees an experience they will remember for years to come, or teachers who want to provide lived learnings you can’t find in a textbook. Whoever you are, we honour the timeless tradition of sharing, companionship, and teaching.