Recreation and activities in Sooke

Sooke is a seaside community with many parks and public beaches throughout the region. There are several hiking and cycling trails nearby, including the Galloping Goose Trail, the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, the West Coast Trail, as well as opportunities for short walks and day hikes around the region's beaches.

In the summertime, the cool, pristine water that flows from the hills into the Sooke Potholes Provincial Park is one of the best spots for freshwater swimming in the .

Fishing and Whale Watching are popular for locals and visitors alike, since the Sooke waters are rich with salmon and halibut, and home to killer whales (orcas) and other types of whales and sea life. Local charter fishing guides can make your Sooke fishing trip an experience to remember! Local eco-tour and whale watching guides will take you on an exhilerating wildlife adventure on the water, with boats, safety equipment and up-to-the-minute information on where to find the whales! Remember to bring your camera!

Sooke is also home to many artists and craftspeople, many of whom show their work in local galleries or open their studios to guests. The Sooke Region Museum also features exhibitions of artwork by local artists of the Sooke region in addition to the ongoing exhibits of pioneer artifacts from Sooke's early days.

For more information on activities, parks, beaches and local things to do in Sooke, please see the sites listed below:

Sooke Tourism

Sooke Outdoors

Fishing in Sooke


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