Festival Celebrating Massive Fall Salmon Run Returns to Collingwood in 2021

Cool Fall temperatures see scores of Chinook Salmon fighting their way up rivers and streams on their annual spawning run.

Ontario’s first watershed trust, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is holding a festival right in the middle of the annual salmon migration to celebrate this amazing Fall phenomenon on September 25th in Collingwood/Town of Blue Mountains.

Go on a 20-minute socially distanced, self-guided nature hike through the woods along Silver Creek, likely the most pristine Chinook Salmon spawning stream in Southern Georgian Bay.

On your walk, you can also explore educational activities and engaging stations set up alongside the creek. Nottawasaga Conservation Authority, Georgian Bay Forever, The Pollinators, and the Georgian Triangle Anglers’ Association will all be there to help educate about fish migration and spawning, and the importance of preserving and protecting the local streams, water systems, and wetlands.

At the end of the walk, there is a sheltered table for colouring and aquatic-themed story time, as well as kids’ edutainment.

Due to COVID protocols, tickets must be bought online for either 11:00am or 1:00pm entry. The last See the Salmon event saw 350+ adults and 200+ children in attendance; this year’s is expected to be just as popular.

Gourmet food trucks and The Collingwood Brewery beer stand will have food and drink for discounted purchase, while the Thornbury Bakery is providing a FREE children’s snack (mini cupcakes!).

There will also be complimentary water, juice, coffee and tea, as well as accessible washrooms.

If you are planning to attend, take a blanket or folding chairs for lunchtime, since socially distanced seating is limited.

In addition, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is raffling off a Collingwood Adventure Voyages Sunset Cruise pass ($250 value). Elephant Thoughts and the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority will be there with a huge inflatable salmon and interactive games for children.

See the Salmon Run at Collingwood

What: Enjoy major salmon migration nature walk with conservation experts, gourmet food, FREE kids snack and edutainment.

When: Saturday, September 25th, 2021

How Much: $10 adults / $5 students / $0 anklebiters
Food & beverage vendors on site

Advance tickets Required.

Where: Foley property, 609830 Side Rd 12 The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P5.

The place is west of the intersection of 6th Street and Grey Road 19 (Osler Bluff Road)

Parking is available on-site.

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