Salmon Species of British Columbia Canada
Chinook (King salmon)
Chinook salmon are the biggest of all pacific salmon and can range from 5 to over 50 pounds. Our Chinook run from June until the end of October.
Coho are a very dynamic and exciting salmon and range in size from 4 to 15 pounds. Our Coho run in October and the first half of November.
Sockeye salmon are highly prized for their deep red flesh and are also great fighters. Sockeye vary in size from 4 to 12 pounds. Our primary Sockeye run is late July, August and early September.
Chum salmon are abundant and aggressive salmon, tough fighters and big. Our Chums range between 8 and 25 pounds. Chums run in October and November.
Pinks are our most prolific salmon returning in the 10 to 20 millions in numbers. Pinks return only during odd years 2005, 2007, 2009 etc. Humpies average around 5 pounds are return in late August, September and early October.