As you might expect there are numerous waterfalls in Canada ... including Niagara and the Horseshoe Falls ... but the Della Falls on Vancouver Island are said to have the highest total vertical drop (440 metres or 1,443 feet).
... but there are waterfalls everywhere ... Stamp Falls on Vancouver Island are found in Stamp River Provincial Park ... which has short scenic hiking trails providing ample opportunity to view salmon jumping and swimming up the river to their spawning beds.
|Stamp Gorge around which fish|
ladders have been constructed, which
encouraging the salmon to pass
Lookout points offer panoramic views of the falls and the man-made fish ladders ... the annual run is from late August ... when black bears often head down the river being tempted by the heavy flow of salmon.
Fish ladders or kettles have been used for centuries ... and certainly in Europe there were many natural ones: records from 17th C France report that bundles of branches were used to create steps in steep channels to bypass obstructions ...
|Man-made fish ladder at the Hatley estate and gardens,|
Victoria, Vancouver Island
... now we tend to build them - and that's happened here on the east coast - a version was patented in 1837 by Richard McFarlan of Bathurst - his fish-way was to bypass a dam at his water-powered lumber mill.
Bathurst, New Brunswick is situated within the range of Jacques Cartier's first voyage as mentioned in my C is for Canada post ... and where salmon continues to forge their way up natural and man-made fish ladders inland to spawn.
That is F for Falls and Fish Ladders ... from Aspects by a British 'girl' in Canada ...
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