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“Very cool opportunity to view salmon spawning” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Goldstream Provincial Park

Goldstream Provincial Park
Trans Canada Hwy (Hwy #1), Langford, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 474-1336
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Langford
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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“Very cool opportunity to view salmon spawning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We visited while saying in Victoria over Thanksgiving and found this park through the good reviews. It was cold and wet when we visited, but there were a lot of salmon headed upstream. One tip that I would offer is to bring polarized glasses and try to view the area from the bridge. When we were on the shore I could only see a few fish, but when I went onto the bridge you could see many more. When I tried my sunglasses (even through it was raining) suddenly I could see a ton of fish all over. This time of the year be sure to bring shoes, the trails are pretty good but still bring trail grade shoes.

Visited November 2012
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“The place to be when the salmon are running”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This national park is only a short drive from Victoria, and during October to December each year, thousands of salmon undertake their fateful journey upstream, and this national park is one of the very best places to see this amazing ritual take place.

Don't mind the smell, just watch the fish, and the birds as nature turns on this incredible display.

Not to be missed and easy to get to from Victoria.

Visited November 2012
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“Salmon run, don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It is so marvelous to have the chance to see how the salmon cycle of life starts and ends here. There are many chances to see the salmon along the river shore, see the birds feeding from the carcasses and you might have a chance to see a bald eagle. All the nature reminds us of how small we are and that there is a Creator that created everything for our enjoyment.

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“Spawning Salmon!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Went to Goldstream Park to watch the spawning salmon. It was an awesome sight that I won't soon forget. One of the wonders of nature. Very nice park, so scenic and beautiful.

Visited November 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“Vancouver Island before development”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Goldstream Park reminds all visitors what Vancouver Island was very development. It is an enjoyable immersion to nature, and a very short drive from the downtown area.

If just stopping to enjoy the massive trees and whitewater river for a short time,here are areas for parking, just outside of the park alongside the Highway, that do not require the entrance fee.

Still, the entrance fee is justified for the wonderful walking paths and hiking trails.

Visited September 2012
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