The Pacific Marine Circle Route takes you along a 40-minute drive from Victoria
to Sooke along the scenic Highway 14. The entire route hugs 74 km (45 miles) along a scenic coastline, with sandy beaches, provincial parks and dense rainforest.
There is something for everyone in Sooke and all types of accommodations and vacation rentals are on offer to suit all budgets.
There is an interesting museum; Sooke Region Museum
that proudly preserves the town’s colourful history, as well as fascinating tours, plaques and displays for those interested in the area's heritage.
Outdoor activities include sports fishing, surfing, whale-watching, mountain biking, and bird watching.
The Galloping Goose trail gives adventurers the choice to walk or cycle along southern Vancouver Island
's dramatic coastline. East Sooke
Park offers trails suitable for everyone, from family-friendly footpaths to challenging rocky trails. For multi-day hike, Port Renfrew
features two of the most popular trails in Canada
, the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail and the West Coast Trail.
A strong arts community is present in the oldest independent settlement. Artisans and numerous home studios can be found throughout the area. The Sooke Fine Arts Show is held annually and showcases both well-known and emerging artists from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
Travelling with kids, staying in a vacation rental but want to get out of the city centre? Don’t miss a picnic and swim at Sooke Potholes, known as of the best freshwater swimming in the region.
You can explore the short forest trails or enjoy the stunning vistas from one of several viewpoints.
Summers are typically warm and dry and winters are also mild
with a good amount of rainfall and a rare snowfall. This makes the town a very popular tourist destination year round and offers a variety of accommodation styles; from luxury log cabins, family friendly lodging to ocean front condo rentals.
This pretty seaside town is fast establishing itself as a premier wedding destination
with vacation rentals and accommodations catering for big and small wedding party guests. The charm and beauty of the region attracts the attention of brides from all over the country. Sooke is known for its hospitality and because of its popularity as an intimate, picturesque wedding site, it’s important to book your wedding site and accommodation in advance to ensure availability.
in Sooke has expanded as the community grew in size. At the Country Market buy local fresh produce or local crafts. Centrally located boutiques sells eco-friendly, locally designed fashions, try salmon candy or indulge in something sweeter. The tasting room at Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery sells wildflower honey and a half-dozen varieties of delicious mead (i.e., wine made from fermented honey) collected and bottled on its Otter Point property (10km/6mi west of Sooke).
Book a vacation rental for your next holiday and experience all that Sooke has to offer.