Fun and Free Things to do in Sooke

Sooke Potholes

The Sooke Potholes are a popular and free option when you come and visit Sooke for your next vacation.

Visit Sooke on your Next Vacation

Now that spring is in the air, our Oceanfront Resort in Sooke is the perfect destination for your next trip. Located in the adventure capital of the South Island, Sooke offers spectacular views of the oceans and mountains and is located only an hour away from Victoria, BC.

If you’re on a budget, there are plenty of fun and free things to do in Sooke. Here are a few ideas.

Whiffin Spit

If you enjoy a great hike and scenic views, then Whiffin Spit Park is the place for you. Whiffin Spit park is a natural sandy breakwater, located south of Sooke and at the end of Whiffin Spit Road (just off of the main Sooke Road). Whiffin Spit Park features a lengthy but incredible walk to the light house. You’ll want to bring a light jacket because this hike will be worth your while.

French Beach Provincial Park

Now that spring has arrived, you’ll want to get to the beach as soon as you can. One of the more popular spots for families and beach goers is French Beach Provincial Park. This park offers a gorgeous sand and pebble beach with picnic tables so you can pack your own lunch and take it with you. This spot is a local favourite, and is only about 20 minutes from Sooke. If you decide to hit up this beach in the summer, go early. The parking lot usually gets filled up by 10 am.

East Sooke Regional Park

A popular destination for hiking and swimming, East Sooke Regional Park is an explorer’s dream. This park features coves, farm, and trails, and its main attraction: The Sooke Potholes. Here, you can swim in the pools that were formed by the river rocks at the Potholes. East Sooke Regional Park is a great place to go for the day, especially when the weather is nice.

For more information, visit the Discover Sooke website for more ideas on what you can do when you visit this destination.

Is Sooke one of your top getaways? Tell us about your favourite spot in our comments section.  


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