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Sooke
Travel Guide

Sooke which includes a pebble beach and a sunset

Nestled amid pristine beaches and lush forests, this little town has a lot to offer thrill-seekers. Hike, surf and kayak your way around this wildlife hot spot.

Sooke’s greatest charms are all natural. The local network of hiking trails draws outdoor enthusiasts from all over, and the diverse land and water habitats surrounding the town are havens for wildlife. Explore rugged hillsides, rich rainforests and wonderfully peaceful beaches. Come in any season to sample a wide selection of adventure sports in this idyllic setting.

The town’s name comes from the T’Sou-ke First Nation, the indigenous people who were the area’s sole inhabitants before the Spanish arrived in 1790. Learn about Sooke’s past in the fascinating Sooke Region Museum, which showcases the culture and history of both the T’Sou-ke First Nation and the Spanish settlers.

Stay in one of the pretty cottages that give Sooke its character. Rise early and venture out onto a hilltop hiking trail to enjoy a spectacular sunrise. Hikers of all fitness abilities will find a trail to suit them in East Sooke Regional Park. Follow winding oceanfront paths with breathtaking views, then take a break to enjoy a packed lunch in tranquility.

Another place to get away from it all is Sandcut Beach. Come here to marvel at the beauty of the waterfall and the sandstone rock formations. Let the waves lap at your feet as you stroll along this unspoiled stretch of sand.

To get more adventurous, try a dive trip. Sites filled with sea life include the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve and the Barnard Castle shipwreck. Or, if you’d rather be on top of the waves, join a whale-watching tour. Look for orcas, humpback whales, gray whales and even elephant seals.

Other ways to make the most of the ocean include windsurfing or a sea kayaking trip. On dry land, try zip lining.

The easiest way to get to Sooke is to first fly into Victoria International Airport. From there, drive to Sooke in about an hour or take a bus. Fitter travelers may even want to cycle; the outstanding scenery along the way will make the extra effort worthwhile.

Prestige Oceanfront Resort, BW Premier Collection
Prestige Oceanfront Resort, BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
6929 West Coast Rd, Sooke, BC
The price is £129 per night from 16 Jun to 16 Jun
Situated on the waterfront, this spa hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Sooke Harbour, District of Sooke Municipal Hall and Sooke Region Museum. Saltwest Naturals ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"Loved the location and the restaurant"

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Prestige Oceanfront Resort, BW Premier Collection
Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
3.5 out of 5
6971 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC
The price is £138 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
Situated on the waterfront, this condominium resort is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Sooke Harbour and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Sooke Region Museum. Tugwell Creek Honey Farm ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (150 reviews)
"The view and close to town"

Reviewed on 3 May 2021

Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort
SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort
4 out of 5
1000 Sooke Point Place, Sooke, BC
The price is £296 per night from 23 Jun to 23 Jun
Situated on the waterfront, this condo is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from East Sooke Park.
4.6/5Wonderful! (62 reviews)
"Probably one of the nicest places I’ve stayed at. Beautiful suite with a fabulous backdrop of the ocean. Clean, quiet, peaceful. Great hiking around. There was great thought put into this place when they designed it. Will be back again."

Reviewed on 29 May 2021

SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort
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Dancing Bees Cottage - A "rustic-chic" Lodge Near the Secluded Ella Beach
Dancing Bees Cottage - A "rustic-chic" Lodge Near the Secluded Ella Beach
Sooke, BC
This family-friendly Sooke cottage is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of Sooke Harbour and District of Sooke Municipal Hall. Sooke Region Museum is 2.6 ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Welcoming owners
"Welcoming owners. Close to beach. Comfy place. Will definitely go there again."

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2021

Dancing Bees Cottage - A "rustic-chic" Lodge Near the Secluded Ella Beach
True West Coast Experience Custom log Home With Sauna & Outside Cedar Soaker tub
True West Coast Experience Custom log Home With Sauna & Outside Cedar Soaker tub
Sooke, BC
Situated by the sea, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of District of Sooke Municipal Hall and Sooke Harbour. Sooke Region Museum is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) away.
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Weekend getaway
"Great stay, very clean and well maintained. Close to lots of great parks and hikes."

Reviewed on 16 May 2021

True West Coast Experience Custom log Home With Sauna & Outside Cedar Soaker tub
Beach Comb, Relax and Enjoy Wildlife, or Paddle Board/kayak This is the Place for you
Beach Comb, Relax and Enjoy Wildlife, or Paddle Board/kayak This is the Place for you
1919 Billings Road, Sooke, BC
This family-friendly Sooke holiday home is located on the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Sooke Harbour and Sooke Region Museum. District of Sooke Municipal Hall ...
4.3/5Excellent! (15 reviews)
Excellent getaway
"We needed a break from working from home and Matts place was the perfect place to do it. It is a couple minutes walk to a beach with spectacular views, 5 minute drive to convenience stores and food places and the area is very quiet and relaxing. The house had a fenced in back and front yard which ..."

Reviewed on 18 May 2021

Beach Comb, Relax and Enjoy Wildlife, or Paddle Board/kayak This is the Place for you
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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