Goldstream Giants

Walking through Western Red Cedar giants at Goldtream Park just outside Victoria, BC. These trees make even me feel short! Goldstream is a perfect example of how salmon feed the forests. They swim up stream, spawn, and then die, completing their life cycle. Bears and other wildlife come to feed on the recently deceased salmon, in the process dragging their bodies up into the forest. The combination of this, and nitrogen rich animal scat, fertilizes the trees and allows them to become giants. An amazing landacape photography location just 15 minutes from Downtown Victoria!