Goldstream Park

Goldstream Provincial Park is set in a old-growth temperate rain forest. There you can see a world class salmon-spawning stream with thousands of Chum Salmon returning between October and December. It doesn't stop there. During this amazing time of year you can visit the park and it's always-changing Visitor Centre. The center is named after Freeman King, an early naturalist who probably reached more children than any other naturalist on Vancouver Island. The center is at the mouth of the river, overlooking the Goldstream estuary, nestled among giant black cottonwoods and red alder trees.

What to do in Goldstream Park

  • Go camping, here are 159 campsites available in this park. You can make a reservation in advance for a camping spot, or just show up and see if they still have spots available.
  • There are plenty of hiking trails in Goldstream park, trails range from easy, wheelchair-accessible walks to strenuous hikes and track along creeks, through forested uplands and past abandoned gold diggings from the days of the gold rush.
  • Goldstream is home to waterfalls, including Niagara Falls, which at 47.5M is almost as high as it's famous namesake, and Goldstream Falls, a small waterfall locatedin the southwest corner f the park near the campground.


How to get to Goldstream Park

By public transportation:
Total travelling time: 1hr & 30min
Cost: $5 for a day pass

  1. Catch the #95 from the corner of Douglas at Pandora to the Jacklin at Dunford stop in Langford.
  2. At the Jacklin/Dunford stop, transfer to the #58. Get off at the Southbound Humpback at Rock Hill.
  3. Walk into the park. There are a number of entrances to the park. The entrance to the campgrounds, which leads to trails into the park, is along Sooke Lake Road. The entrance to the day-use area is at the junction of Highway 1 and Finlayson Arm Road, a few kilometers walk north along the highway.

By Car:
Total travelling time: 40min

Head north on Douglas Street which becomes Highway #1 and after roughly 40 minutes you will reach the main entrance to the park at Finlayson Arm Road.

There is a day-use parking fee; however, if you park up by the highway you can avoid this.



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