See the Salmon Run

September 25, 2021

September 25, 2021

$5 to $10

609830 Side Rd 12, The Blue Mountains


Events Description


After a year’s hiatus, the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust’s See the Salmon Run event is back.

The Collingwood/Town of Blue Mountains event is a chance for people of all ages to see scores of massive Chinook Salmon fight their way up Silver Creek on their annual spawning run.

This year’s event lands smack in the middle of the annual salmon migration. The last See the Salmon event saw 350+ adults and 200+ children in attendance; this year’s is expected to be just as popular.

The centrepiece of the event is a 20-minute socially distanced, self-guided nature hike through the woods along Silver Creek. Adults and children can stop at 4 locations where conservation experts from various organizations (Nottawasaga Conservation Authority, Georgian Bay Forever, The Pollinators, and the Georgian Triangle Anglers’ Association) will be on hand to add to your knowledge of fish migration and spawning, and stamp kids’ fish ‘passport’ colouring books. At the end of the walk, there is a sheltered table for colouring and aquatic-themed story time, as well as kids’ edutainment.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chairs for lunchtime, since socially distanced seating is limited.

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.

We will be 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.

Event sponsors include The Collingwood Nature League, the Thornbury Bakery, Collingwood Adventure Voyages, Red-Tailed Hawks Forest School, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, The Pollinators, Georgian Bay Forever, Starbucks Collingwood and the Collingwood Brewery.

About The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation

The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation (Watershed Trust), Ontario’s first watershed trust, was founded in 1994. During the past 26 years, the Watershed Trust has dedicated itself to preserving and protecting the area’s wetlands, watercourses and wildlife corridors. This includes Silver Creek and the Silver Creek Wetland, a Provincially Significant wetland and one of the region’s most valuable natural features. The Silver Creek Watershed offers $10.5 million worth of non-market ecological services to the province each year.

The Watershed Trust is a grassroots, all-volunteer organization supported by donations and fundraising. The organization exists in order to raise awareness of and protect watercourses in the Collingwood/Blue Mountains area including Silver, Townline, Batteaux and Black Ash Creeks; the Beaver and Pretty Rivers; and Indian Brook.

Who is it for?

All Ages


Tickets:Entry is $10 for adults, and $5 for children five years of age and older, and $0 for ankle biters.

Due to COVID protocols, tickets must be bought online for either 11:00am or 1:00pm entry.

How to get tickets?

Buy Online


Date & Time:

Saturday, September 25th 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Foley Property
609830 Side Rd 12 The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P5
(Just west of the intersection of 6th Street and Grey Road 19 (Osler Bluff Road))
The event includes parking on-site.

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