Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Goldstream Park Salmon Spawn

If you are in Victoria in October or November one of the places you should visit is Goldstream Provincial Park. The Goldstream River is home to an annual salmon spawn. The river is teeming with fish and gulls are there to feast on the dead and dying fish. When the spawn is fully on the bald eagles come in droves also to feed on the fish. There is an eagle cam in the Nature House on the estuary and you can zoom in on the eagles as they feast. The park is beautiful in with fall colors and the salmon spawn phenomena is really something to see. The nature house has tons of information and displays, so be sure to take it in. Admission is by donation. The main parking lot has pay parking but you can also park on the side of the highway or across the road next to the bridge for free. The park is very buy during the salmon spawn, especially on weekends.

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