The Coho Festival

September 11, 2016

11am to 6pm

The Coho Festival is a celebration of environment protection and nature’s annual miracle of salmon returning to North Shore rivers and streams. This festival is held every September at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

Visitors of all ages can learn ways to protect and preserve our environment with the goal of becoming stewards of the environment. As environmental stewards, our goal is to bring wild salmon back to all of the local rivers and streams across the North Shore.

The Coho Festival kicks off with the famous 14K Coho Run to Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. Watch the runners cross the finish line, then attend a Squamish Nation blessing of the salmon followed by live entertainment and the famous salmon barbecue.

The Coho Garden offers local craft beers, cider and premium wines. Pick up your salmon dinner, grab a beverage and enjoy the waterfront location and the live band on the main stage. This is a family event, so children 9 and under may accompany their parents into the Coho Garden.

The Coho Festival Highlights include:

  • Famous Salmon BBQ
  • Coho Run, Coho Swim & Coho Walk
  • Coho Beverage Garden
  • Live entertainment
  • Coho Kid’s Park with fun activities for all ages
  • Squamish Nation Village & Blessing

Coho Walk

Capilano River Regional Park, 10am to 2pm
Follow the journey of salmon from Capilano Salmon Hatchery to the ocean. Enjoy performers and discovery stations along the 4.5-kilometre walk from Cleveland Dam in a circuit to the Cleveland Dam, or hike the entire 8.5-kilometre trail to Ambleside Park.

Coho Run

The scenic 14 km Coho Run starts from Kitsilano Beach and goes over the Lion’s Gate Bridge and into Ambleside Park. At the finish line you find the Coho Festival site.

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