|Area:||56.72 km2 (21.90 sq mi)|
|Density:||201.6/km2 (522/sq mi)|
The District of Sooke provides a relaxed, casual lifestyle in a rural setting. With an abundance of parks and beaches, Sooke provides endless recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Sooke is home to a range of businesses including health and wellness practices, restaurants, shopping and local and organic farms.
Sooke is located on the southern point of Vancouver Island on Canada’s rugged west coast, just 40 minutes from the heart of downtown Victoria via the Trans Canada Highway #14. It is surrounded to the north, west and south by Juan de Fuca, and to the east by the District of Metchosin. Sooke’s terrain varies greatly, from the long, sandy beaches of Whiffen Spit, to the steep and wooded Sooke Hills. It encompasses approximately 5,800 hectares of semi-rural land. Sooke is located within the Capital Regional District.
Sooke River (Sunriver Estates)
Sooke Town Centre
West Coast Road
Kemp LakeWhiffen Spit
Sooke is a part of School District 62 and encompasses three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Adult education opportunities are also available at the Edward Milne Community School (EMCS) Society, which provides continuing education programs that operate during the day, evening and weekend.
Whiffen Spit Park is a natural spit that separates Sooke Harbour and Sooke Inlet. There is a crushed stone path along its entire length and the walk to the end of the spit where the lighthouse sits is leisurely. This is a beautiful spot for picnickers and birdwatchers alike. Sook Potholes Regional and Provincial parks, the West Coast Trail and Juan De Fuca Provincial Park attract both local and global visitors. Sooke is also well known for it's back country recreation bring many off road vehicles to the area looking for back country access. The Galloping Goose trail and Sooke's great mountain biking trails make it a popular destination for cycling enthusiasts. Sooke’s beaches offer a variety of year-round activities ranging from scuba diving to fishing, kayaking to beachcombing. The Sooke Region Museum exhibits First Nations artifacts, historic photographs, weavings, quilting, carvings and pioneer artifacts. At the museum you’ll discover much of Sooke’s rich history in farming, forestry, gold mining and more. Sooke also contains a vibrant art community and features a Fine Arts Festival that is visited by hundreds of tourists each summer.
Sooke offers excellent land values and affordable housing with great opportunities to grow as a business, family or individual. Offering an endless variety of business or investment opportunites in the Tourism, Marine, Forestry, Industrial, Retail and Hi-Tech fields, Sooke has very positive economic outlook with great predictions of future growth.
|Sooke Potholes Provincial Park||Sooke Fine Arts Show|