Tucked at the end of the Pacific Marine Circle Route (40 minutes from Victoria along Highway 14) Sooke is a quaint harbour town surrounded by luscious rainforests and deep coves. Truly a hidden treasure that offers residents and visitors a breathtaking west coast experience, Sooke is rich in history where the community proudly display and encourage their cultural roots.
Adrena LINE Zipline & Adventure Park
If you want to get your blood pumping all the while soaring atop the rainforest trees, then the Adrena LINE Zipline Park in Sooke is a must! Take in the panoramic views of the mountains and ocean while also learning about Sooke’s history and wildlife.
Go on a West Coast ocean adventure for the time of your life! On a guided tour, out into the ocean, breathe in the salty air as you watch the natural beauty of the whales.
The Sooke Potholes
Let your outdoor adventurer run wild as you discover the natural beauty created by the last ice age (15,000 years ago). Sooke Potholes Provincial Park allows you to get up close and personal with the rock pools and potholes that natural erosion has caused.
There is an overwhelming amount of hiking trails in Sooke that are nothing short of amazing. Emerald green moss-filled forests, coastal beach trails, and mountain hikes are some of the settings you’ll find yourself in. There are many trails that also bicycle accessible.
The perfect place to enjoy a hot beverage, walk along the dock, snap some photos of a misty coastline, watch the fishing boats come in, and of course, catch some seafood! At the Sooke Government Wharf you can buy fresh seafood right off the fishing boats, or toss out a crab cage yourself and catch your own dinner!
Haunted 17 Mile House Pub
If its ghosts you’re into, stop by 17 Mile House Pub in Sooke where they’re serving up, wine beer and spirits. The 17 Mile House Pub is one of the oldest buildings in Sooke and it comes with long lasting guests! It is said that the ghost of “Ma” Wilson still haunts the local tavern.
Sooke’s summer country market runs every Saturday from May-October at Otter Point Road (rain or shine!) and showcase local artists and entrepreneurs. Fresh local fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and jellies, locally-made jewelry, clothing, artwork, plants, handmade furniture and fresh pastries are just some of the goodies you’ll find down at the market!
Sooke Region Museum
The Sooke Region Museum is also home to the Sooke Visitor Centre, making it the go-to place for tourism fun! Learn about the history and culture of Sooke by looking at First Nations artifacts and exploring the many different exhibits in the museum.
Dining at local cafes
Mom’s Café is a local favourite offering up the ultimate comfort foods and a family-friendly environment. Smokin’ Tuna Café is a seasonal waterfront café open from May-October that has a daily-changing menu. They source their fish and meats locally and will cook what the region provides. For a more fine-dining experience, check out West Coast Grill, where you’ll find the most delectable dishes served up in a beautiful atmosphere on the oceanfront.
Catch the sunset at Possession Point
One of the best viewpoints in Sooke is just at the end of East Sooke road, at Possession Point, and it just so happens that the sun setting makes for the perfect backdrop. Grab your other half, and don’t forget the camera, as this viewpoint offers stunning sunset views and the most romantic atmosphere.
There are endless reasons to visit Sooke, so plan your summer trip and check out some of these features that make Sooke a perfect summer getaway. Stay with us at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort in Sooke, and we’ll ensure your time in the coastal rainforest is as exhilarating as it is rejuvenating!