GOLDSTREAM SALMON RUN

  • Goldstream Salmon Run, Victoria, BC Visitor in Victoria

GOLDSTREAM SALMON RUN

mid-late October -> early December

GOLDSTREAM PROVINCIAL PARK –

Goldstream has a world-class salmon spawning stream with thousands of Chum Salmon returning each year. Bright colours and hooked jaws develop on male Chum salmon after they enter breeding streams. This accounts for the very different appearance these fish have from when they are caught in the ocean.

Goldstream Salmon Run Victoria, BC Visitor in Victoria

Watching the Goldstream Salmon Run 2016

In Goldstream, salmon appear about mid-October, and may be seen for about nine weeks, the dates varying from year to year. Of the five kinds of North American Pacific salmon it is the Chum salmon that is most abundant in this river, though you may also see some Coho and Chinook salmon, as well as the Steelhead and the Cutthroat trout.

** There’s lots of parking but it does fill up quickly!  Come early if you can.  Also … wear boots if possible as some of the paths can be a bit under water if it’s later in the season – or if it’s been a wet fall!

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I've lived in Victoria over 30 years and I still can't believe how great this city really is! My husband, Bruce, and I have traveled the world but coming home to Victoria is still quite often a celebration. Together, we want to share our love of the city and the area by giving you an 'insider's' insights of where to go - what to do - and how to get there!

2 Comments

  1. Chamekke September 23, 2018 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Does public transit go anywhere near this location? I tried searching but couldn’t find anything.

    If there isn’t any public transit to Goldstream, does anyone provide tours or trips out to the park?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Ed November 5, 2018 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    if you park at the park be very careful on the right side parking lot very very big pot holes. seen cars bottom out and you could trip baddly. dont under stand that they cant fix it. i guess they are waiting for a liability.

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