REGION History

As one of the oldest settlements on Vancouver Island’s West Coast, Sooke appears to have been specifically located with recreational fishing in mind. Thirty-five kilometres to the west of Victoria this quiet, uncrowded community includes Sooke and East Sooke. This area borders Sooke Basin and Sooke Harbour. Both the harbour and basin are well protected from offshore winds providing excellent kayaking opportunities, sheltered boat launch ramps, moorage, whale watching tours and charter fishing guides.

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Places to Stay

We offer a varity of accommodations from bed and breakfasts to an exclusive hotel. Both the harbour and basin are well protected from offshore winds providing excellent kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding opportunities, sheltered boat launch ramps, moorage and charter fishing guides. Turn your day trip into a weekend getaway!

Sooke Potholes

Hiking

Sooke Potholes Provincial Park provides access to the series of deep, polished rock pools and potholes carved naturally into the bedrock of the Sooke River. This area is a favourite day-use destination for many local and regional residents.

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30mins From Sooke
7.28HA Park Size
Wildlife Coho & Salmon Spawning
15,000 Years Ago Potholes were formed

ADVENTURES IN PARADISE

Breath taking panoramic ocean and mountain views with fishing, surfing, kayaking, hiking, biking, whale watching and more. The Sooke – Port Renfrew region, on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island BC, has it all. Dozens of adventure operators and outfitters offer activities that can be affordably packaged with accommodation that offers the vacationing visitor options for every taste and budget.
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17 Mile Pub

Pubs

Built by Edward Cutler in 1894, this hotel was also called the British Ensign or Royal Ensign. It was an important stage stop and inn for travellers. Popular with sportsmen, it was often filled to capacity during hunting season. School classes and religious services were held for a brief period. In recent years it has operated as a Pub.
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places to eat

We are pleased to offer a taste for every palette and budget. Enjoy some local pub fare at the charming 17 Mile Pub, and liquor shoppe. Eat some authentic Mexican food in the heart of Sooke, at the Lazy Gecko. Indulge in local flavours at the Sooke Harbour House, a truly Canadian experience. For the best cup of coffee, roasted and brewed – visit the Stick in the Mud!

17 Mile House Pub
17 Mile House Pub
Sooke Harbour House
Sooke Harbour House
Bed & Breakfast
The Stick in the Mud

Sooke Harbour House

Gourmet

One of Canada’s leading resorts, our charming oasis offers twenty-eight guest rooms, each individually decorated with the finest amenities. Original artwork, local antiques, and handcrafted furniture are just a few of the things that create such an inviting atmosphere, but it may just be the wood-burning fireplace, jetted tub, and amazing views that truly makes your space a sanctuary. Take a Closer Look ›

Adrenaline

adrenaline ziplines

ZIPLINING

Have you ever wanted to fly or overcome your fear of heights while soaring over a majestic West coast forest? At Adrena Line Zipline Adventure Tours, experience an exhilarating ride up to sixty kilometres an hour as you soar on eight scenic zipline courses ranging from one hundred and fifty feet to an unforgettable one thousand feet.Take a Closer Look ›

SIDETRACK CHARTERS

Fishing

With charter priorities of Safety, Comfort and Fun, you can effortlessly indulge in the unsurpassed beauty of Vancouver Island’s coastline and the shores of Sooke. Watch whales, porpoises, sea lions, otters, seals, eagles and more.

Feel the power and thrill of hooking a Chinook! Test your skills handling Cohos and Sockeyes. Reel in Pinks until your arms are tired! Take a Closer Look ›

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Whale Watching

Sooke Coastal Explorations

WHALES

Sooke Whale Watching is a family owned and operated environmentally-friendly, marine and eco-adventure touring company, serving Sooke, Victoria, San Juan Islands, Jordan River, and Port Renfrew. We will take you on an exhilarating West Coast marine adventure that will thrill your senses and leave you with a deep appreciation for the enchanting creatures that inhabit our local waters.Take a Closer Look ›