Families gathered along the bank of Kokanee Creek to see the annual salmon spawning as part of the third annual Redfish Festival.

Families gathered along the bank of Kokanee Creek to see the annual salmon spawning as part of the third annual Redfish Festival.

Kokanee salmon spawning showcase

The third annual Redfish Festival celebrated annual kokanee pilgrimage.

Hundreds were in attendance to witness the annual spawning of kokanee salmon during the third annual Redfish Festival on Sunday.

Families gathered along the creek bank as the crimson-hued fish battled the current.

The event, presented by the West Kootenay EcoSociety, took place from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. and featured nature walks, live music, face painting, bubbles and dancing.