“East Sooke’s general character is rural, although it is a bedroom community of Victoria, British Columbia. Its close proximity to Victoria, its character as a bedroom community and its large tracts of undeveloped land has made it an attractive location for recreation and retirement developments. The population of East Sooke is roughly 1,500 (2001 census: 1434). East Sooke is a mix of small residential subdivisions, small hobby farms, and wilderness.”

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Places to Stay

East Sooke is home to several different Bed & Breakfasts and cottages which will be sure to make your stay as comfortable as it can be. Most are a few minutes walk from the ocean, some are right there! Enjoy the Beachfront at a beautiful resort as well.

East Sooke Park


West Coast wilderness awaits you at East Sooke Regional Park. Experience it as you hike along the windswept rocky coast, over dry hilltops, through dark rainforest to sheltered coves.

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coast TRAILS



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.



Matheson Lake Regional Park


On a hot summer day, Matheson Lake is a perfect place to enjoy a refreshing dip and a picnic at the sandy beach area. In any season, hikers can enjoy the loop trail around the lake, or explore the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, which leads to adjacent Roche Cove Regional Park and points further afield. Matheson Lake is an excellent starting point for a cycle day trip on the Galloping Goose Trail.
Photo © Phil Petersen
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Roche Cove

Marine Life

The primordial temperate rainforest surrounding the unique sheltered cove provides a unique opportunity for solitude and harmony with nature. Hike along a cool creek at midday or paddle still waters in early morning light at this serene West Coast park. The sand reveals little-neck clams and barnacles at low tide. At high tide, look for sea stars moving over broken shells in search of food.
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Roche Cove

Sookepoint Ocean Cottage Resort

Luxury Suites

SookePoint is a true sanctuary, on a private peninsula at the very end of the road, surrounded on three sides by one of the richest and most diverse marine ecosystems on Vancouver Island. With Orca Alley, Sea Lion Central and all the Humpbacks & Greys that visit Moonlight Bay, this is the new home of the Centre for Whale Research. And for outdoor enthusiasts, SookePoint adjoins a 3,600-acre Wilderness Park with 10 kilometres (6 miles) of virgin waterfront to hike or kayak, and 50 kilometres (30 miles) of lush coastal forest trails. Take a Closer Look ›

A Good night’s Sleep

Accommodation in the Sooke to Port Renfrew Region range from world-class resorts, lodges and hotels that offer activity packages and gourmet dining, to wilderness campgrounds tucked in the trees or right on the beach and everything in between. You can find everything you need to make your holiday go by like a dream.

Stay and Explore

Coastal Experiences

Make sure you experience these wild coast array of things to tempt and taunt the senses.

  1. Distinctively Canadian

    Indulge your senses by viewing the most impressive Canadian Art collections, sampling uniquely local flavours, and experiencing our diverse history.

  2. Stay with us

    Whether you want to stay in a cozy bed & breakfast, cottage or inn, or upgrade to one of the many extraordinary resorts or vacation homes – we have it all. It’s easy to spend a relaxing or invigorating vacation here.

  3. Attend a Festival

    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.

  1. Hike the WCT

    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.

  2. Sea To Sky Hiking

    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.

  3. Going Coastal

    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.