Vancouver Island Ground Cone

Discover the secret menu of the forest with our enthusiastic Park Naturalist. 
WIth a passion for everything outdoors, our Naturalists are professionally trained to make "a walk in the park" one of the most interesting and inspiring activities you will experience. 
Find out what you can nibble on the next time you're cruising through the forest and perhaps discover some nifty cures for common ailments. 
Tinctures, decoctions and teas are all possible when the forest pantry is open.  You won't go away with an empty stomach.



  • Tours include a native plant snack and tea.
  • Participants must dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Tour bookings are based on availability and must be made at least one week in advance

Tour locations: Various locations across Vancouver Island in a park near you.

Pricing (all prices include GST):

  • 1-4 people - $50 per person (minimum tour charge of $150)
  • 5-10 people - $40 per person
  • 11-15 people - $32 per person

Contact us at to begin booking a tour for yourself or your group



Price: Starting at $30.48 +GST per person

Salmon Tours with Transportation are Scheduled in November each year...but we talk about salmon all year long and can do custom tours for groups at any time of the year!

Experience the annual Goldstream salmon run at its finest with transportation to and from the park and a chance to witness one of nature's phenomena with a local interpretive guide.  Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!  Discover the amazing adaptations of spawning dalmon and delve into the secrets of their salmomind success with a dynamic tour and salmon dissection.  This tour will leave you fascinated with one of our West Coast's most iconic species.

Package Price:
$35 + Tax   

Transportation to and from the park from Pick up/drop off locations from downtown on Wharf Street opposite Tourism Victoria or at Western Foods on Goldstream Ave.

  • Guided Interpretive Tour
  • Up close and personal experience with the salmon
  • Complimentary tea/coffee at the Goldstream Nature House


Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays in November each year.  (Tour dates and times are subject to change so check back closer to the time) 

Leaves downton Victoria at 10:00am

Arrives at Goldstream 10:30am

Bring a lunch or purchase snacks (popcorn, hotdogs, chips, cookies etc) at Welcome Centre or Nature House

To Purchase Tickets contact Tourism Victoria or call the Goldstream Nature House at (250) 478-9414

**You can also participate in just the in-park portion of this tour without transportation for a fee of $20+tax - contact the Goldstream Nature House to arrange this**


Price: $35.00 + Tax (prices may vary)

Are you holding an event that requires a little "natural" expertise?  Consider hiring one of our Park Naturalists!  We will bring nature to you!

Along with being friendly and knowledgeable, all of our Naturalists are Interpretation Canada trained and have university degrees in the biological/environmental sciences and outdoor education.  They can turn any event into a lively, educational natural experience!  Whether your coordinating a club or group outing, or just have relatives in town, consider a naturalist for any of the following:


  • A guided hike/walk
  • Nature excursions
  • Guest speaking/ Lectures
  • Birthday Party or Family Reunion
  • Conferences

Fee: $125 / naturalist per hour + GST


Please contact us directly to book a naturalist.


Price: Starts $125 +GST per naturalist hour