We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stamp River Provincial Park

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Beaver Creek Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 73 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 46
  • 25
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
Beautiful location and great when the salmon are running

We went during the salmon run in the summer and the kids were amazed. You can look at them through the ladders, but also see them jumping up the river,

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Port Alberni, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Port Alberni, Canada
Level Contributor
161 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We went during the salmon run in the summer and the kids were amazed. You can look at them through the ladders, but also see them jumping up the river,

Thank helena218
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
400 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Watch as salmon jump the fish ladders during the fall. Large and colorful maple leaves fall along the pathway. Smell the outdoors. Not a great place for wheel chairs but a great place to experience nature.

Thank dennisjoanna
Central Portugal, Portugal
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

lovely small peaceful campsite , need to book at busy times, great walk to the salmon ladders and saw 3 bears across the river on our first day in bc , easy drive from Naniamo

Thank quintaSimba
Beaconsfield, UK
Level Contributor
57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

See this spectacle when the salmon are migrating and watch salmon using the fish ladder equipped with video cameras linked to monitor screens that the visitors can watch. No charge!! Brilliant!

Thank joenjuliet
The Woodlands, Texas
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We were visiting Goldstream Provincial Park near Victoria to see the salmon swimming upriver. However, since this was a dry summer, the rivers were still low and the salmon had not arrived. So we went to Stamp River PP to an area known as the Fish Ladder. This place is spectacular and a once in a lifetime must see place.... More 

Thank Gelatomaniac
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Had a great walk to salmon ladder. Saw 2 bears in our short walk. So neat to see salmon jumping and the ladder. Easy access and short stroll to the viewing platforms. So glad we went. Drive short and easy from port Alberni. A must for families with kids.

1 Thank terrynoodle
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We visit this site as a group each year to see the salmon spawn. The fish come out of the water as they go up stream to finish their life cyle.

Thank Alberta14
Benton, Louisiana, United States
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We just camped at this state park. They have limited facilities but what they lack in comforts they make up for with wildlife. We saw 11 bears within a few hours of being in the park. I had one bear get within 20 feet of me, never heard him coming. He stared at me for a few minutes then wandered... More 

1 Thank Angela5349
Vancouver Island, Canada
Level Contributor
77 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We've lived in the Mid Vancouver Island area for 13+ years & while we have done most Island attractions, we had never hiked the Stamp River until last week. In fact, while we knew that the river is a major attraction for fishing as well as paddling and tubing, we were not aware until we walked it that it also... More 

3 Thank SARNanoose
Level Contributor
65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

First time visitor to this area. This is a beautiful park with very nice walking trails. It was incredibly neat to watch the salmon jumping up the waterfalls and see the fish ladder. A very memorable experience!

1 Thank georgia1998

Travelers who viewed Stamp River Provincial Park also viewed

Port Alberni, Vancouver Island
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island

Been to Stamp River Provincial Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Stamp River Provincial Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Alameda, California

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Stamp River Provincial Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?