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“Wow - a real experience !” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stamp River Provincial Park

Stamp River Provincial Park
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“Wow - a real experience !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Travelling at this time of the year through parts of Vancouver Island, we took the opportunity and search for places where there is a chance to see the spawning run of salmon. Having never seen this befor live - we were simply fascinated and returned a few days later.

It is really awesome seing these creatures jumping "for their lifes" - going up the rivers and giving their lifes for the next generation. They jump one or two stones, hit their heads and bodies and when the stream is too strong they are "pushed back" three or four stones and start again - giving up is something they don't know !

We have tried to find other places, but were probably a few days too early - nevertheless we returned and noted how important water is for the salmon. The second time there was less water and they could "warm-up" enough in order to get over some of the bigger stones.

It was one of the best experiences we had on Vancouver Island.

Visited October 2013
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“Go for the fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

The salmon were sitting in a pool, but not many were making their way through the fish ladder. Would've been nice to see a few more, but the walk is short enough for most families that it's worth the trip.

Visited August 2013
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Kamloops
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“Awesome location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

This is a great place to visit at any time of year but especially when the fish are running. We saw the fish ladder crowed with huge Chinook salmon on their amazing trip up the river to spawn. Some fish also trying to jump up the waterfalls.

Visited September 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“A beauty to Behold”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

This is a nature experience we highly advise taking. The trails along the river were easy to navigate. You really take away a new appreciation of the spawning of salmon.

Visited September 2013
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Vancouver, BC
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“40 Million Fish Can't Be Wrong”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

We loved seeing the ladders which were built to enable the fish to return up the Stamp River Falls in order to spawn. Impressive scenery too!

Visited August 2013
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