Your Ultimate Guide to an Epic Summer in Sooke

Vancouver Island has always been a destination for dreamers and adventure seekers. We’ve put together a list of things to do and places to eat that are guaranteed to make your getaway one for the books.

How to Have an Epic Summer in Sooke

Adventure Awaits

When it comes to epic adventures, no one does it quite like Sooke. Looking to get out on the water? West Coast West Outdoor Adventure offers canoe, kayak and SUP rentals for use in the Sooke Basin. Kayaking is one of the best ways to see marine life, eagles, and other various wildlife.

If you’re looking for an exhilarating west coast experience, jump aboard a whale watching marine tour with Adventures by HIP for an educational, exciting adventure. These tours depart from the Sooke basin and explore the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of Killer Whales, Porpoises, Gray, and Humpback Whale as well as a handful of smaller marine life such as seals, sea lions, and various species of birds.


Summer Sips & Epic Eats

Your bound to work up an appetite after all of that exploring. Luckily, Sooke is home to some of the most delicious eats and craft beverages that Vancouver Island has to offer. Summer heat calls for cold, crisp brews and Bad Dog Brewing. If you’re more of a spirit fan, stop by Sheringham Distillery for complimentary tasting of the spirits.

For foodies, patio season is the highlight of summertime and our local restaurants tend to agree. The Wild Mountain Food & Drink dishes up mouth watering cuisine that reflects the current harvest and season. Their stunning outdoor patio overlooks the Sooke Basin. If you’re looking to catch up with friends, look no further than the Stickleback West Coast Eatery which serves up comfort food at it’s finest – all while boasting impressive views of Cooper Cove.

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Where to Stay

Heading to your accommodations for the evening doesn’t mean you have to stop taking in the breathtaking views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Why not book a stay at Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina? Each spacious townhome vacation rental suite is professional managed by True Key Vacations and offers well-appointed, fully-equipped accommodations that can be found in the heart of the scenic Sooke landscape with stunning harbour views and located just steps away from the resorts private marina.