April 19, 2018 info@discoversooke.com The small seaside town on the southwest shores of Vancouver Island

Salmon spawning

For about eight weeks each fall the magnificent salmon run draws spectators from across Vancouver Island. The Sooke Region offers outstanding salmon spawning streams and numerous spots that offer great viewpoints for watching the salmon as struggle against impossibly strong currents and shallow, rocky creek beds. Somehow the salmon, of many varieties, know exactly where to go, ultimately sacrificing their life to spawn. Some make it to their final destination, while others perish along the way.

If youre looking for an easily accessible spot to watch the salmon run, we recommend Charters Creek on Sooke River Rd., just south of the Sooke Potholes in Sooke, British Columbia.

Its truly an amazing site; something everyone should experience first-hand at least once in their life.

For more information about the annual salmon run in Sooke or to find out how to support local Salmon Enhancement projects, visit the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society website.


Video shot and edited by: van der Valk Photo and Video

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