Come visit us and explore the Shuswap’s rich biodiversity; discover the lifestyles of a wealth of local wildlife, plants, and human history in a natural setting and enjoy true hands-on biology and stewardship.
Annual Thanksgiving Egg Take
October 8 and 9 10:00 - 3:30
This free, fun, family event is a great opportunity to get a close, hands-on, look at our local Chinook salmon. Some of the eggs collected will be taken to local schools where thousands of schoolchildren will also get hands-on experience raising these fish in their classrooms. Bring waders or gum boots, if you have some, and a lunch to enjoy on the scenic banks of the Shuswap River. We have waders to lend out but be forewarned that it is first come, first serve!
If you are interested in lending a hand or just observing, you will need to drive 25 km’s east of Enderby on Mabel Lake Rd. Continue 500m past the Interpretive Centre sign to the site on the river. You can’t miss it!
We are currently looking for volunteers who can help set up, check people in and clean up afterward.
Please call us at 250-838-0004 for more information.
Learn to Fish August 7 9:00 - 3:00
A Free, Fun, Family Event
Children 15 and under are invited to join us for a fun day of fishing. Learn how to fish from our local angling experts. Tie a fly. Win a prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Concession on site.
This event is sponsored by the Kalamalka Fly Fishers.
For more information call 250 838 0004
ANNUAL EGG TAKE Oct 10 and 11
10:00 - 2:00
Everyone is welcome to come down and support our community-run salmon hatchery. Activities take place on the river about 500 m past the Interpretive Centre an the morning and at the Interpretive Centre in the afternoon. The event is open to all ages and it is recommended that you bring waders, a life-jacket, rubber boots, warm clothes and a
picnic lunch. If you do not have waders, KICS will be lending out waders and life-jackets on a first come - first serve basis. Don't forget to check in when you arrive.
If you have any questions please call the Interpretive Centre at 838-0004.
Hope to see you there!
SALMON VIEWING AND FALL INTERPRETING
Our site is open to the public for salmon viewing throughout the day. You are welcome to bring your family, walk the trails and have a lunch on the beach. We will have an Interpreter on site during the weekends to answer your salmon questions and give you a tour. There is no cost to visit our site.
EVENTS ~ 2014
SALMON SENSATION FUNDRAISER ~ SAT SEPT 27
We are very honoured that a group of community members are organizing a fantastic fundraiser in support of our restoration recovery efforts.
The fundraiser will include a salmon barbeque dinner; entertainment and a live auction with some fabulous items up for auction.
Tickets are $50 each which includes a $25 tax receipt.
The event will be held at the beautiful Riverside Community Hall.
Doors open at 5 pm and dinner is served at 6.
Thanks to everyone who helped make our fundraiser a rousing success. We raised over $20,000 thanks to your generosity
Nature Day Camps
We are gearing up to offer day camps to parents and children in the event the teachers' strike continues. Camps will be on-site at KIC and will include: salmon lifecycle, forest walk, First Nations lifeways, arts and crafts, games and more! Cost is $30 per child.
This is a great opportunity for your child to experience our award winning environmental education programs as we usually offer them exclusively to classrooms who participate in our Stream to Sea program.
We are working on arranging group transportation from Enderby to and from the site. Pre-registration is required so please phone us at 250-838-0004.
LEARN TO FISH July 28
~ A free fun family event ~
10:00-4:00. Have you ever wanted an opportunity to learn to fish? Here’s your chance! Meet with resident experts and learn the ins and outs of successful fishing techniques. Learn where the best fishing spots are and what lures might land the big one. Young anglers might even get a chance to catch a fish and take it home for supper!! This is a free event sponsored and run by the Angling Ambassador Program through BC Wildlife Federation and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.
"Work Bee" April 10
The Kingfisher Interpretive Centre is looking for volunteers on April 10th at 10:00 to enjoy a day outside, in the forest, by the river. Support our community by helping out at our community-run salmon hatchery and information centre. Become a member. Come have a look at this years baby Chinook and lend a hand on general clean up. Bring a lunch to enjoy by the fire with friends. Bring a rake, cutters, wheelbarrow etc. All help is appreciated. If you have any questions please give us a call at 250-838-0004.
“Celebrate the Shuswap Week" April 18-24
This week of activities will include displays, tree planting, litter cleanup, storm-drain marking, talks, hikes, and two major public events. On Earth Day, April 22nd there will be an evening of visual and musical entertainment at the Salmar Classic. On the following day there will be a Watershed Conference at the Salmon Arm High School that will include presentations, displays, readings of the award winning essays and a free, all-ages dance to Old Man’s Beard. There will be a number of contestsincluding the “Song for the Shuswap” song writing contest and the student essay and art-poster contests.
For more information and a detailed schedule visit