In our story, we are guided through the incredible life cycle of a salmon. Swimming upstream and navigating by sense of smell, they return to spawn and die in the exact same pools in which they hatched.
And for his visit, Adam pays a visit to the salmon’s toughest climb—the Whitehorse Rapids Fishladder. The ladder, built in 1958, is the longest fishladder in the world and it enables the salmon to swim up and over the Whitehorse hydroelectric dam. This is by no means an easy feat. The ladder, when laid flat, is longer than the Eiffel Tower.
If you’re following in Adam’s footsteps, you can watch in awe as the salmon make the big leap to their final resting place. If you are not visiting the Yukon quite yet, you can visit the ladder virtually with the Fishladder’s Salmon Cam. Keep track of the run and watch the footage at home so you don’t lose sight of our fearless friends.