“Campsites and full-service RV sites are available in Sooke. French Beach Provincial Park has vehicle-accessible camping beside the ocean. In Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, China Beach’s campsites offer a wilder taste of the west coast, albeit a relatively civilized one compared to the remote beach and forest wilderness sites scattered along the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. There is also a campground favored by surfers on the rocky beach at Jordan River. In Port Renfrew, hikers bound for the West Coast Trail can stay in lodges, cabins, yurts, cottages, or tents at beachfront campgrounds.” – HelloBC.com
Art, music, and culture. Our region is a hot bed of activity year round. With the Tall Trees Festival, Bluegrass Festival, Sooke Fine Arts Show, our many Art festivals, Canada Day, Festival of trees and the Pacific Rim Whale Festival we celebrate our Island culture and environment.
The West Coast Trail is a world renowned backpacking trail. Open from May 1st until September 30th, this gruelling 75 km (47 mi) trek is well worth the challenge for the breathtaking examples of the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Discover the raw beauty and uncharted nature of the CRD. From seasoned backpackers to amateur day hikers you can traverse up to the tallest peaks and back down to the rocky shores of the Juan de Fuca by hiking historical trails.
Our Coast has long been inspiration to all kinds of musicians, writers and painters. It is not hard to see why – take a walk through ancient forests with gnarled trees and green canopies, explore hidden creeks and spot eagles taking flight or bears ambling through the undergrowth.