10 Ways to Explore Sooke this Spring

Spring is a time of renewal, but this year more than most, it is also a season of reconnection and rediscovery. Make time to broaden your horizons and revel in the vibrancy of Vancouver Island by indulging in the following adventures.

1. Explore the Tidepools

Explore the tidepools at Botanical Beach. When low tide hits the water retreats unveiling a myriad of sea creatures and plant life.

2. Go Kayaking

Kayak the calm waters and scenic shoreline of the Sooke Basin with a Harbour Tour with West Coast Outdoor Adventures. Kayaking is one of the best ways to see marine life and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

10 Ways to Explore Sooke This Spring

3. Hit the Trails

Hit the dusty trail! Some of the very best hiking on Vancouver Island can be found right here in the Sooke Region.

4. Jump on Your Bike

Cycle the Galloping Goose Trail. This 55-kilometer rail trail that runs between Victoria and the ghost town of Leechtown, just north of Sooke.

10 Ways to Explore Sooke This Spring

5. Go for a Swim

Go for a refreshing dip at Sooke Potholes Provincial Park. Locals can’t keep this spot a secret. These naturally formed pools were formed from large boulders being pushed by the torrential waters, lodging them in the canyon where they carved and polished holes into the rock.

6. Head out on the Open Water

Experience the thrill of reeling in a 40-50 lb salmon or halibut with a unforgettable fishing adventure.

10 Ways to Explore Sooke This Spring

7. Explore the Coastline

Vancouver Island’s West Coast offers a number of beaches and inlets to explore. Check out one of our favourites on you trip to Sooke: China Beach, Botanical Beach, East Sooke Regional Park, French Beach Provincial Park, Mystic Beach and Sombrio Beach.

8. Go Ziplining

Enjoy an exhilarating experience as you soar through the majestic west coast rainforest of Sooke with AdrenaLine Zipline Adventure Tours.

Image Courtesy of © Gavin Hardcastle
Image Courtesy of © Gavin Hardcastle

9. Hit the Links

Enjoy a round of golf at Olympic View Golf Club. This par 72 course offers over 6,660 yards of playable terrain. If you want to really stretch your legs, swap out your golf cart for a pull card and walk the course.

10. Go for a Nature Walk

Practice the art of forest bathing and enjoy a nature walk along Whiffin Spit.

10 Ways to Explore Sooke This Spring

Sooke is easily explorable and endlessly entertaining. If you’re looking for the perfect Spring getaway, Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina offers the ideal home base for the outdoor adventure enthusiast. Contact us to learn more.