Sooke Attractions

Well Known and Hidden Treasures

Local Attractions
Local Attractions

A hidden treasure tucked away along the Sooke River, the Sooke Pothole Provincial Park is home to cavernous polished rock pools and beautiful nature trails that can accommodate any skill level.

This park is also a spectacular place to view the annual salmon spawning run from mid-October to late December.

Local Attractions

Get the true natural experience while you explore the rocky shoreline, dark rainforests and dry hilltops of the East Sooke Regional Park.

This park contains over 50km of trails, pocket beaches, rocky bays, and tide pools to explore as well as spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains.

Local Attractions

Botanical Beach is located just 1 ½ hours from Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina in the Juan de Fuca Provincial park.

This beach provides rich tide pools that offer a shoreline full of aquatic life and fascinating geological features that are sure to impress any visitor.

Hiking Trails

Whiffin Spit

This easily assessable trail provides a mild yet stunning scenic Oceanside stroll along theSooke spit. Only a 4 minute drive or 20 minute walk from your door at Sooke Harbour Resort& Marina, this trail scales the length of the narrow barrier separating the Sooke Harbour fromthe open ocean.

Sooke Harbour Boardwalk/ Ed Macgregor Park

From Ed Macgregor Park that hosts a number of festivals and events, take the zig-zagging boardwalk down to the harbour where you can follow the 1100 ft wooden boardwalk along the Sooke shoreline.

Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

Is a 47 km hiking trail that stretches along the western shoreline of Vancouver Island from China Beach to Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew. This trail is internationally known for having one of the most scenic hiking trails, spectacular wildlife viewing and powerful surf along the Pacific coastline.

Galloping Goose Trail

Just about every mode of transportation besides motorized vehicles can enjoy the Galloping Goose Trail. This trail is 55km and runs from the Johnson St. Bridge in downtown Victoria to as far as Leechtown north of the Sooke Basin.