The rugged coast, giant trees, pristine beaches, shaded rivers and abundance of wildlife makes our region Wild by Nature and we invite you to come and discover. The Sooke to Port Renfrew Tourism Region covers the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island from East Sooke to Port Renfrew. From wilderness hiking to fine dining, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Stroll on Whiffin Spit or challenge yourself on the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. Rent a kayak, stand- up paddle board or bicycle. Go whale watching. Go fishing. Experience the thrill of zip lining through the rainforest. Fresh air and the great outdoors are calling…
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.