Amazing East Sooke Park
SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort is adjacent to the East Sooke Park, a 3,500 acre wilderness park with 50 kms of hiking trails rated easy to difficult. A Nature lovers paradise with sandy pocket beaches, ocean side trails and clean rainforest air. East Sooke park can be enjoyed year-round; we suggest a good rain coat and hiking boots, especially in the rainy winter months.
East Sooke Park consists of large Douglas-fir, Western hemlock and Sitka spruce ranging from 60 to 250 years old. You’ll also find Garry Oak, Arbutus, and Shore pine. Keeps your eyes open for bald eagles, turkey vultures and red-tailed hawks; during the summer months whales can often been seen in the horizon of the Pacific Ocean.
The Aylard Farm section is a great place to bring a picnic, let the kids roam on the beach or for a leisurely stroll. There is an accessible toilet, picnic shelter and picnic area near the Aylard farm parking lot.
From the Aylard Farm parking lot, there is a short trail taking you to the Historic Petroglyphs – carvings on the rocks. Many years old, these ancient markings where left behind by the Coast Salish people. There is a large sign pointing to their location off the trail.
Considered one of Canada’s best day hikes, the 10 km Coast Trail is a difficult but beautifully scenic hike along the coastline for experienced hikers. Featuring spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Olympic Mountains. The Coast Trail can be accessed from SookePoint – ask front desk for directions – or from the Alylard Farm parking lot. All trails are well marked and maintained by the CRD (Captial Reginal District). Parking is free.
Ask our guest services team for more information when staying at SookePoint. Detailed Hiking Maps are available at the True Key Rental Office, 48B.