We’ve all got spots that we tend to go to for solace, for a moment’s tranquility and peace. When my mom became ill in the late 1970’s and we moved out to Vancouver Island, I found my spot quickly and came back often for moments of introspection. This spot is both one of Vancouver Island’s best kept secrets at the same time it’s a must-see for everyone who lives or visits here.
This is the waterfall hidden on the west side of the highway at Goldstream Park, located just outside of Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. Surrounded by large mountains, this waterfall is carved out of the rocks after untold thousands of years of water have slowly etched it away. Each season it takes on a completely different personality. There are times in the summer when the waterfall is barely a trickle. Other times it’s an incredible torrent.
This shot hides the true scale and size of the falls. They are massive. The tree trunks we see lining the canyon at one time reached for the very skies, and today they look like tiny toothpicks perched against a wonderful natural feature. It’s always somewhat dark here, the mountains and canyons that surround these falls tend to block out a lot of light. I have no doubt this is one of the reasons it’s so lush and green in here.
We took this short video clip to show you the true size and power of these falls. Click here to see this video in fullscreen. If you look closely, you will see two brave souls exploring the general area in the right part of the frame. They will give you a great idea on the true magnitude of these falls.
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