Hot Chocolate with the Chum - Columbia Land Trust
Eiko Jones Photography
This winter, you can witness the chum salmon return to the shores of the Columbia River to spawn.

Registration for this event is full. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact us at or 360-567-1577. 

Join Columbia Land Trust staff as we gather along the shores of the Columbia River just east of the I-205 bridge in Vancouver, Washington to witness the fearless return of dozens of chum salmon, spawning right in the Columbia River before your very eyes.

We’ll sip hot chocolate and learn about this unique species of salmon that once used to thrive on the Columbia River, with around 1.4 million chum returning each year. Today, the river’s chum salmon population is one of only two U.S. runs listed as threatened. Fortunately, our conservation efforts here and at other key Columbia River spawning sites gives cause for optimism moving forward.

Choose from three different time slots: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.  Each presentation and viewing opportunity will take approximately 1 hour. Due to the sensitivity of the property and in order to respect the spawning salmon, registration is limited. Transportation is not provided.

EASY – Minimal hiking is involved, but walking off-trail and on uneven ground is required for part of this tour.