Sooke is a small waterfront community that follows the shoreline of the Strait of Juan de Fuca rolling around Sooke Basin and Becher Bay quietly and beautifully. The timeless ocean waves lap up against the large rock boulders spotting guard along the jagged coastline populated with families of leaning Arbutus trees shedding bark into the wind.
Sightseeing never ends when exploring the Village of Sooke, BC or when walking the coastline. Hence, it is always a good idea to have a camera or binoculars handy. For example, in the distance, far out off the coastline, is Secretary Island and Race Rocks. Always worth a look. On a typical clear summer day, one can see across the Pacific Ocean at Washington State's Olympic Mountains.
Sooke is not far away from Victoria by car, to some of us locals the drive around corners bordering rock cliffs, past fields and through forests is a blast of scenery to absorb and well worth the trip. Sooke, B.C. is located south of the Pacific Rim National Park which makes sense to why the community takes its scenery and environment so seriously. The Sooke locals have played a large role in preserving Otter Point, Beechey Head, Whiffin Spit, Sooke Pot Holes and East Sooke Park.
Sooke BC, is ideal for outdoor adventures and, if need be, is in close proximity to the City of Victoria. Everywhere you turn in Sooke, left and right, , a full agenda of year round outdoor fun awaits. This quaint little oceanside village is ideally situated on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island which is a mega adventure destination for hikers, backpackers, fishermen, kayakers, mountain bikers, photographers, and wildlife enthusiasts.
Continue towards Port Renfrew and Jordan River and there are more special beaches and backpacking trails to cherish and enjoy like French Beach and the Juan de Fuca Trail. Further down the road some hilltop ocean views appear and soon later you are entering Port Renfrew exploring Botanical Beach and parts of the West Coast Trail.
The wilderness region draws many visitors to the area for the outdoors and/or for relaxation. Sooke is an adventure waiting to happen, a community wanting to please and a landscape to be thankful for.