Every summer, at the mouth of the Fraser and Skeena Rivers, a miracle occurs. Most people don’t see it, because it happens underwater.
From July through September, millions of salmon gather in these two estuaries where fresh and salt water meet. The fish are on their way up the river to their spawning grounds.
Their sleek and fattened bodies flash red, green and silver, and follow a rhythm far deeper than we can know. These sockeye are coming home … and in their course they will alter the lives of everyone they pass on that difficult and final journey. This is especially true of the Native communities that have depended on this annual migration from time immemorial.