SCARBOROUGH, ON, Sept. 27 2018 /CNW/ - Nature lovers of all ages can witness the running of the salmon at the 9th Annual Salmon Festival at Highland Creek this Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4 p.m. at Morningside Park in Scarborough. The Festival offers the ideal opportunity to view the once-a-year salmon migration from Lake Ontario, up Highland Creek, through Morningside Park.
Organized and run by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), this annual event features guided and self-guided walks, childrens' activities, live entertainment, food vendors, and local community organizations. Visitors can learn about the storied history and significance of salmon in our local streams while trying to spot salmon migrating up Highland Creek!
"This is the one time of the year when you get a chance to see the salmon fight their way upstream right before your eyes," said Cameron Richardson, Project Manager, Highland Creek and Don Watershed, Toronto and Region Conservation. "Seeing these fish make their way up the river to spawn at a time when the fall colours are starting to show makes it a perfect way to spend a day."
Visitors will learn how TRCA is helping to improve fish habitat in local waterways as well as the importance of preserving our regional natural and cultural heritage.
The Salmon Festival is free to attend, but visitors are encouraged to preregister online at thesalmonfestival.ca.
SOURCE Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
For further information: Media Contact: Rick Sikorski, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, [email protected]