Provincial Park is a nature enthusiasts paradise. There are two vegetation
zones within the park where visitors can walk under a canopy of trees
such as Douglas fir, western red cedar, western yew, red alder, big
leaf maple, western hemlock and black cottonwood. Shrubs and wildflowers
such as salal, Oregon grape, red huckleberry, salmonberry, western trillium
and calypso grow along the trail edges.
of chum, chinook
and coho salmon
spawn annually in the Goldstream River. This river was first named Gold
Creek by Lieutenant Peter Leech who, in 1858, discovered gold in it.
Old mining shafts and tunnels are found along the trails today.
is located 19 km northwest of Victoria.
Follow Sooke Lake Road off of the Island
Highway to the parks southern entrance. Access to the day-use area
is near the junction of the highway and Finlayson Arm Road.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
- A 150 site campground with toilets, water, showers and wood nearby
is found within the park. Reservations can be made for the group camping
area. A large picnic ground with tables and a cooking shelter is near
and Trails - An extensive trail system and self-guided nature walks
lead the way to the parks scenic features.
King Visitor Centre showcases the area's history with guided walks,
talks, slide shows and movies.
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