Summer in Sooke

June 22, 2020

Sooke is a vibrant, bustling town with numerous family-friendly and wallet-friendly ways to explore. Why not stay in Sooke and the surrounding western area and be a tourist in your home town?

Within Sooke and closer to Sunriver Estates, you will find the Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, spend a day swimming and splashing in the potholes or head to Ed McGregor Park and try your luck in crabbing off the boardwalk (just ensure you have a valid Tidal Waters fishing license and know what is legal to retain). Whiffin Spit has wonderful views, a flat easy path and is dog-friendly! Looking for a beach experience? Choose from French Beach, Ella Beach or China Beach. East Sooke Park has fantastic trails for the beginner, intermediate and expert hiker and also has a wonderful family-friendly beach and picnic area in Aylard Farm.

If you haven’t been to Botanical Beach to explore the tide pools or hugged an ancient tree in Avatar Grove, maybe this is the year to check these off your bucket list. For more info, check out Sooke Parks.

Would you rather peddle than plod? Mountain biking and cycling is a popular activity with great trails and Sooke is quickly becoming a go-to location for the sport. One of the more popular cycling routes in the area is the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, which is part of the Trans-Canada trail, and runs through the Sooke area.

Pack a picnic, water and sunscreen and head into the great outdoors to enjoy the wonders that Sooke to Port Renfrew have to offer.