Coastal Sooke, just 35 minutes from Victoria, is a tranquil refuge from the bustle of city life. The area enjoys a relaxed casual lifestyle in a rural setting but still affords many of the amenities of city life.
Sooke offers some of the mildest climate in Western Canada, with warm and dry summer months and wet and mild winter months.
Sooke, the gateway to the West Coast Road, winds 74 km along the coast to Port Renfrew and the starting point for the world-famous West Coast Trail. This is one of the South Island’s most spectacular drives – it winds through coastal rainforests leading to amazing beaches and ocean view points.
There are many must do activities when visiting Sooke and area. Offering recreational opportunities from year-round salt and freshwater Vancouver Island fishing, cycling, scuba diving, hiking through old-growth forests, windsurfing, kayaking, beachcombing, whale and bird watching… the list is endless. Many coastal attractions including Vancouver Island arts and crafts and the creativity displayed at our community theatre, artisan studios, art galleries, festivals and tours will fill your days and nights with imaginative, cultural and entertaining diversions.
Sooke Region Museum has many displays detailing the community’s colorful past. There you will discover Sooke’s logging and fishing history and First Nations culture. Tugwell Creek’s Honey Farm and Meadery is BC’s first Meadery. Explore the secret life of bees and understand their importance and how they will contribute to the well being of our planet. You’ll view, behind glass, the inner workings of a bee colony.Article Courtesy of Sooke Harbour House.