July 30, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
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Even though July is not the optimal time to see salmon running, a friend and I decided to take a stop at George Hicks Regional Park in Valemount. The little park offers a viewing platform and a little trail for visitors to come and see Chinook Salmon that begin their journey in Vancouver and make their way up the Fraser River and eventually to Swift Creek where the park sits on to spawn. If your not there at the right time of year to see the salmon run it is still a nice place to sit and have a picnic spot, especially in the hot weather. There are even some interpretive signs that will give information about the salmon and then journey that they take. George Hicks is a great spot to visit all summer long.