How to Commit to our New Years Resolutions in Sooke

When the new year approaches, many people around the globe decide that it is a good time for a fresh start, usually by making New Year’s resolutions. Some choose to commit to a more active lifestyle, while others choose to work harder, to relax more or even start a new hobby. We’ve compiled some of the most popular resolutions and how you can stay on track while visiting Sooke. Get ready to put your best foot forward and make this year the year of endless possibilities.


The Sooke area boasts a number of family friendly outdoor experiences, so if you’re looking for ways to enjoy some fun, quality time with friends and family, you’ve come to the right place.

Jump aboard a whale watching marine tour with Adventures by HIP and head out on an educational, exciting adventure. These tours depart from the Sooke basin and explore the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of Killer Whales, Porpoises, Gray and Humpback Whales as well as a handful of smaller marine life such as seals, sea lions and various species of birds.



Regular physical exercise can improve your brain health, reduces disease, strengthens muscles and can also help to improve your cognition. If you’re looking for ways to get out and move, The Sooke area has no shortage of options.

Enjoy access to some of the most spectacular hiking on Vancouver Island, you can ride your bike along the 55-kilometer Galloping Goose Trail, kayak along the scenic shoreline of the Sooke basin with West Coast Outdoor Adventures.



Experience something new this year and explore the tide pools at Botanical Beach or head out on the waters surrounding Sooke for a world-class fishing charter and experience the thrill of reeling in a 40-50 point salmon or halibut.

If you prefer to stay on land, try soaring over the hills and majestic west coast rainforest of Sooke. Located within 30 minutes of our Resort, AdrenaLine Zipline Adventures will have you soaring from 150ft up to 1000ft through the trees. This experience is not only safe and family friendly but also provides you with memories that will last a lifetime.



What’s more relaxing than taking in an afternoon of indulgence with a massage? This year, make personal time a priority. Let West Coast Wellness pamper you sea-side in the privacy of your suite with a relaxation massage customized to your preference. Each session includes aromatherapy oil blends, spa music and a steam towel to finish.

There are many stunning beaches and parks to be discovered in the Sooke Region. Take time much needed downtime head out on a bit of an excursion to explore Botanical Beach, China Beach, French Beach, Sombrio Beach or Mystic Beach.



Planning and anticipating a trip can be almost as enjoyable as going on the trip itself, and there’s research to back it up. A Cornell University study delved into how the anticipation of an experience (like a trip) can increase a person’s happiness substantially—much more so than the anticipation of buying material goods.

This year, escape big city life and enjoy an oceanic retreat at SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort. All of our accommodations are fully appointed with plenty of space for families, couples and friends traveling together.