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History of the Sooke Potholes

August 10, 2020

Have you been to the Sooke Potholes, floated in one of the many pools of water and wondered "how did these get here?" Well, we are glad you asked! Glacial action during the last ice age 15,000 years ago is responsible for the formations. The moving, melting ice packs stripped the surface area and carved a path deep into the natural bedrock. Huge boulders carried along by the rushing river became lodged, were swirled against the canyon walls and consequently carved out the potholes that can be seen today. The potholes are a unique feature on Vancouver Island, providing some of the best swimming in their clear, deep, and refreshing waters.


Victoria real estate market impacted by many different factors in June

July 21, 2020

A total of 808 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this June, 9.2 per cent more than the 740 properties sold in June 2019 and 76.8 per cent more than the previous month of May 2020. Sales of condominiums were down 3.2 per cent from June 2019 with 209 units sold. Sales of single family homes were up 16.8 per cent from June 2019 with 460 sold.


Hiking in Sooke

July 13, 2020

Sooke has trails that are suitable for every person - from long hiking trails to forests, open grasslands, great views of the strait, and beaches. Take your pick from any of the locations that are the ideal picturesque spot to make a lasting memory.


Now selling Phase 4 - RiversEdge Village

July 07, 2020

Sunriver Estates Ltd. is pleased to announce that Phase 4, our final phase of development, is now selling in RiversEdge Village. Don’t miss out on your chance to be one of the many happy owners in this lovely, adult oriented community.


Distillery, Meadery and Breweries in Sooke

June 29, 2020

Sooke is one of the fastest-growing areas on southern Vancouver Island but that growth has not changed the small town charm and creativity of its residence. This creativity can be seen in our craft breweries, distillery and meadery. Located a short drive or bike ride from Sunriver Estates, you will find five different locations to visit. Looking for a way to explore our community, read on and plan your next local adventure today! 


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?


Victoria real estate activity picks up as restrictions ease

June 08, 2020

A total of 457 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this May, 46.1 per cent fewer than the 848 properties sold in May 2019 but 59.2 per cent more than the previous month of April 2020. Sales of condominiums were down 55.7 per cent from May 2019 with 108 units sold. Sales of single family homes were down 42.9 per cent from May 2019 with 254 sold.


Salmon Conservation Efforts in Sooke

May 31, 2020

Wild Pacific salmon are an iconic species and an important natural resource that provides a range of social, cultural, economic, and environmental benefits to the West Coast of Canada. Salmon are vital to our environment, providing nutrients to other plant and animal species, including the Southern Resident Killer Whales. They are also integral to West Coast First Nations traditional culture and heritage.


Phase 4 coming soon to RiversEdge Village in Sunriver Estates

May 25, 2020

In anticipation of the release of our final 20 lots for RiversEdge Village in Phase 4, we are sharing advanced notice of the upcoming final phase and letting you know that we still have lots available in Phase 3. Why wait? Become one of the many satisfied home owners in our inspired development.


Do you know why we celebrate VICTORIA DAY?

May 16, 2020

For many Canadians, the Victoria Day long weekend is the time to start thinking about summer and getting the backyard ready for swimming pools and BBQs. But do you know why we still celebrate Queen Victoria, 119 years after her death?