Herring Spawn Viewing Locations

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The herring spawn (or herring run) occurs every spring on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island between February and April. The exact time it begins varies from year to year, and the spawning event lasts 2-4 weeks in total with each individual spawning site lasting 2-4 days. Finding and successfully viewing a spawning site can be […]

Why Is The Herring Spawn So Important?

The yearly Pacific herring spawn on Vancouver Island is one of the most important natural events in the Pacific Northwest. These small but mighty fish are a crucial part of a healthy food web and have immense ecological and cultural significance. Here’s why their spawning event is so important. What is the herring spawn? Every […]


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