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.