How To Travel Mindfully in Sooke
From vibrant rainforests and arduous mountain ranges to rugged shorelines, Vancouver Island is a place where individuals can seek out adventure of all the senses. However, the ways in which we explore demand a more dynamic approach to keep the island’s resources sustainable, for both people who visit, and those who call this beautiful place home.
How You Can Travel Mindfully in Sooke
1. Be Prepared
- Being prepared of local regulations and cultural sensitivities
- Be ready for severe weather or emergencies
- Consider visiting during quiet time times
- Visit in small groups
- Minimize waste: repackage food and leave garbage at home
2. Leave It As You Found It
- Look but don’t touch: cultural, historic structures and artifacts
- Leave rocks, plants, and natural objects alone
3. Stay on the Trail
- Keep erosion at a minimum. Stay on established trails.
- Sensitive riparian areas include any land that borders fresh water. Don’t upset riparian areas.
4. Keep Wildlife Wild
- Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach.
- Never feed animals.
- Store food rations and trash securely.
- Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.
5. Leave no Trace
- Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter
Many visitors want to explore the outdoors in new ways, such as hiking a new trail, getting on a mountain bike, or learning how to kayak. No matter what outdoor activity you are planning, do your research in advance and be prepared. Contact us to learn more.