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SookeCanada

Nestled amid pristine beaches and lush forests, this little town has a lot to offer thrill-seekers. Hike, surf and kayak your way around this wildlife hot spot.

Sooke’s greatest charms are all natural. The local network of hiking trails draws outdoor enthusiasts from all over, and the diverse land and water habitats surrounding the town are havens for wildlife. Explore rugged hillsides, rich rainforests and wonderfully peaceful beaches. Come in any season to sample a wide selection of adventure sports in this idyllic setting.

The town’s name comes from the T’Sou-ke First Nation, the indigenous people who were the area’s sole inhabitants before the Spanish arrived in 1790. Learn about Sooke’s past in the fascinating Sooke Region Museum, which showcases the culture and history of both the T’Sou-ke First Nation and the Spanish settlers.

Stay in one of the pretty cottages that give Sooke its character. Rise early and venture out onto a hilltop hiking trail to enjoy a spectacular sunrise. Hikers of all fitness abilities will find a trail to suit them in East Sooke Regional Park. Follow winding oceanfront paths with breathtaking views, then take a break to enjoy a packed lunch in tranquility.

Another place to get away from it all is Sandcut Beach. Come here to marvel at the beauty of the waterfall and the sandstone rock formations. Let the waves lap at your feet as you stroll along this unspoiled stretch of sand.

To get more adventurous, try a dive trip. Sites filled with sea life include the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve and the Barnard Castle shipwreck. Or, if you’d rather be on top of the waves, join a whale-watching tour. Look for orcas, humpback whales, gray whales and even elephant seals.

Other ways to make the most of the ocean include windsurfing or a sea kayaking trip. On dry land, try zip lining.

The easiest way to get to Sooke is to first fly into Victoria International Airport. From there, drive to Sooke in about an hour or take a bus. Fitter travelers may even want to cycle; the outstanding scenery along the way will make the extra effort worthwhile.

Top Hotels in Sooke

Prestige Oceanfront Resort, BW Premier Collection
Prestige Oceanfront Resort, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
6929 West Coast Rd, Sooke, BC
The price is ¥10,538 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Situated on the waterfront, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sooke Harbour, District of Sooke Municipal Hall, and Sooke Region Museum. Saltwest Naturals ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)

"Beautiful property and great food and music at the restaurant!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Prestige Oceanfront Resort, BW Premier Collection
Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
3.5 out of 5
6971 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC
The price is ¥10,973 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Situated on the waterfront, this condo resort is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Sooke Harbour and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Sooke Region Museum. Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (132 reviews)

"This a great place to stay in Sooke. The townhomes are very spacious, and there are 2 balconies in each unit overlooking the harbour. Very well appointed kitchen at a COVID-19 times when restaurants are less of an experience. Good shopping and walks close by. Excellent trails in the area. We'll be ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort
SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort
4 out of 5
1000 Sooke Point Place, Sooke, BC

Situated on the waterfront, this condo building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from East Sooke Park.

4.6/5Wonderful! (50 reviews)
Great getaway

"Very nice condo directly overlooking the ocean. New property with high quality kitchen, bathroom, etc. Heated floor and kitchen faucet need fixing but that was a minor issue. Great place for some peace and quiet or a romantic getaway. Great walking / easy hiking at nearby regional park."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Sooke

Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
3.5 out of 5
6971 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC
The price is ¥10,973 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Situated on the waterfront, this condo resort is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Sooke Harbour and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Sooke Region Museum. Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (132 reviews)

"This a great place to stay in Sooke. The townhomes are very spacious, and there are 2 balconies in each unit overlooking the harbour. Very well appointed kitchen at a COVID-19 times when restaurants are less of an experience. Good shopping and walks close by. Excellent trails in the area. We'll be ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort
SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort
4 out of 5
1000 Sooke Point Place, Sooke, BC

Situated on the waterfront, this condo building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from East Sooke Park.

4.6/5Wonderful! (50 reviews)
Great getaway

"Very nice condo directly overlooking the ocean. New property with high quality kitchen, bathroom, etc. Heated floor and kitchen faucet need fixing but that was a minor issue. Great place for some peace and quiet or a romantic getaway. Great walking / easy hiking at nearby regional park."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort
Handsome Dan's at Otter Point
Handsome Dan's at Otter Point
3.5 out of 5
8068 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC

Situated by the ocean, this cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sooke Harbour, French Beach Provincial Park, and Sooke Potholes Provincial Park. Luxton Park and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"The property has a great location, a 3-min walk to a nice beach and a short drive to many interesting locations like French Beach, Sherrington Point lighthouse, Shirley Delicious, etc. The cabin has a deck with a BBQ and a lovely hot tub next to a garden. It has lovely art inside, including the beautiful ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Handsome Dan's at Otter Point
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Sooke

Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
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Sooke Potholes Provincial Park

Explore the great outdoors at Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, a lovely green space in Sooke. While in this romantic area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Butchart Gardens
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Butchart Gardens

5/5(579 reviews)

Inhale intoxicating fragrances and marvel at the dazzling colors of these gardens, which host engaging events and family-friendly activities.

Victoria Harbour
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Victoria Harbour

4.5/5(876 reviews)

Old meets new as historic architecture, traditional fishing boats and contemporary performers crowd together at one of Victoria’s liveliest spots.

Lake Crescent
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Lake Crescent

4.5/5(294 reviews)

With brilliant blue waters for boating, alpine scenery and abundant hiking trails, this glacial lake is the perfect wilderness escape.

Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal
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Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal

4.5/5(344 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Victoria with a trip to Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal. Wander the area's picturesque gardens or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Royal BC Museum
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Royal BC Museum

4.5/5(370 reviews)

Learn about the region’s human and natural history, visit some of the oldest buildings in the province and see a special collection of totem poles.

Top things to do in Sooke

Discover Sooke To Port Renfrew
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Discover Sooke To Port Renfrew

¥54,196
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Victoria Butchart Gardens Tour via Express Shuttle
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Victoria Butchart Gardens Tour via Express Shuttle

¥5,861
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Guided Food & History Tour with Tastings
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Guided Food & History Tour with Tastings

¥4,999
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Victoria Craft Beer Tasting Bicycle Tour
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Victoria Craft Beer Tasting Bicycle Tour

¥8,255
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Spend the Day in Victoria - Seaplane Tour
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Spend the Day in Victoria - Seaplane Tour

¥35,654
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
3-Hour Private Tour: Victoria Pub Tour
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3-Hour Private Tour: Victoria Pub Tour

¥26,331
Per adult

Reviews of Sooke

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 7, 2019

We were lucky that their annual fine arts exhibit was taking place, and what a display!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 4, 2019

Go kayaking right next to a restaurant with marvelous BBQ ribs, the Stickleback!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jul 19, 2019

Sooke is just about an hours drive from downtown Victoria and if you have time is well worth a visit. The town itself is unremarkable except for the great food options, but the scenic walking and hiking is great.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jul 15, 2019

We went to Sooke to Kayak and were able to find several areas in Sooke and Port Renfrew to Kayak. Also to Hike

5/5 - Excellent

Rei

Jun 11, 2019

Go to Stickleback restaurant for a lake view dining option with good food. It’s not super upscale or something, but all of us did enjoy the food. Also try kayaking in the area :)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 27, 2019

Great place. I will be back

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