Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
The tides on the many coastal trails are at their lowest. It is a great time to enjoy the tide pools and walks on the beaches. There are young seals and sea lions bathing on the rocks by the seaside. The largest trees in North America are on our West Coast. Hike through the massive cedar and fir trees to come upon a waterfall and hear the ocean waves crashing on the craggy cliffs.
There are 2 private wharfs and a government wharf from whence you can drop a crab trap or a shrimp trap and enjoy a feast of freshly caught seafood, back at many of the accommodations available in our area.
We do have some snow for those who would like a white adventure. A fifteen-minute drive will take you into the Sooke Hills and the snow or go for a hike with many of our knowledgeable back roads and hills adventure tour guides.
If you need a break from nature visit many of our talented artisans and shops. Enjoy hearty meals and any of our many restaurants. Make sure you have at least 4 days to visit many of the sights in Sooke or stay longer and drive the 20 km to Victoria to take in some of the many sights there and return to peace and quiet in Sooke to rest and find out more to do from any of the many knowledgeable hosts.
Events such as the All Sooke Day, which is held on the third Saturday in July every year, let you experience Sooke to its fullest. The event is known for its logging sports and salmon barbecue. The month of August is full of events such as the longboat races or the ten days Vancouver Island Fine Arts Show.
Nature enthusiast will enjoy the East Sooke Park, which consists out of 1422 hectares protected coastal landscape. The East Sooke Coast Trail is renown for its unique west coast wilderness experience.
This Travel Guide was kindly made available by Ellen Lewers of Mrs. Lewers Farmhouse B & B in Sooke. You can contact Ellen by Email.
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