Top 5 Relaxed Experiences in Sooke
If you prefer a relaxed-pace style of vacation, do not worry as Sooke has tons of leisurely activities for you to enjoy. Sooke has everything to ensure you have the best vacation possible, let us help you plan with our top 5 list of relaxed experiences below.
Sooke Region Museum & Visitor's Centre
One way to enjoy Sooke at your own pace is to visit the Sooke Region Museum and Visitor’s Centre. The museum explains the history of Sooke and Vancouver Island; even if you have been before, they feature new exhibits every year. You are free to move through the museum on your own, focusing on the displays that are most interesting to you.
Kayak Sooke Harbour
For a leisurely day on the water, rent a kayak at West Coast Outdoor Adventure Rentals. They rent single and double Hobie kayaks which are operated with foot pedals. They offer tours from two hours, a half day, full day and two consecutive days.
Head over to Whiffen Spit. This 3/4 mile long sand spit separates Sooke Harbour from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the state of Washington. The seaward side of the spit is home to many ocean-going birds. The rough surf seems to be particularly popular in the winter with Harlequin Ducks who usually can be spotted tumbling in the waves. The calmer harbour side attracts diving and dabbling ducks along with shorebirds, geese and herons.
Sooke Brewing Company
Make your way into town to try some craft beer at Sooke Brewing Company. The five owners are local to Vancouver Island, which may surprise you when you see the variety of craft beer they have. From Belgian Blonde Ale to Czech Lager you are sure to find a beer for everyone to enjoy.
Whale Watching & Ocean Tours
Everyone loves to see the marine life around Sooke as well as the open waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Join Adventures by HIP for an unforgettable tour on the open water where you may encounter Humpback whales, Orca whales, Minke whales, dolphins, sea otters, sea lions, harbour seals, bald eagles and more.