Top Sooke Activities

This unique oceanside village is home to a number of scenic regional parks, fascinating museums, and astonishing coastal drives. Situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Sooke offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. We’ve curated a list of our top ten favourite activities so that you can make the most out of your oceanside getaway.

1. Take a Hike

The natural setting of Sooke invites exploration. The region from Sooke to Port Renfrew is home to countless hiking trails that offer anything from a gentle walk to a heart-pumping hike.

2. Get in Touch with your Inner Foodie

Sooke offers a hot spot for culinary connoisseurs in search of decadent, fresh and local cuisines.  Many establishments in the Sooke region take pride in sustainability, sourcing locally grown and produced seafood, meat, vegetables, bread and fruit and integrating it into their dishes.

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3. Practice Your Photography Skills

Some say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Take some time exploring the great outdoors while making memories with your core bubble. If you’d to share your image with us, tag us on Facebook or Instagram.

4. Hit The Links

Golf enthusiasts with find a pleasant mix of short, medium and championship golf courses within 30km of our Resort that can accommodate players of all skill levels. Find the balance between good quality, great value, challenge and playability on Vancouver Island.

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5. Take in the beauty of the Butchart Gardens

The temperate climate of Vancouver Island allows visitors to enjoy the Butchart Gardens year-round. Stroll along flagstone pathways while breathing in the subtle fragrance of flowering shrubs and flowers.

6. Shop Local

Treat yourself to a little retail therapy. The unique shops in Sooke offer one-of-a-kind shopping with enhanced health and safety protocols in place.

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7. Have a Brew, or Two!

Sooke is home to three microbreweries: Sooke Oceanside Brewery, Sooke Brewing and Bad Dog Brewing. Grab a growler of the Belgian Blonde at Sooke Brewing before heading back to your suite!

8. Watch Wildlife

There is no better place in the world to view whales and other marine life than on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Recognized as one of the most predictable places in the world to see these great marine mammals, our resort is located right in the heart of these wildlife-rich waters.

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9. Become a History Buff

Visit the Sooke Regional Museum. Learn the highlights of the region’s history and culture through First Nations artifacts, historic images, dioramas, displays and scale models that depict momentous occasions and the day-to-day life in the history of the region.

10. Treat Yourself to a Sooke Sunset

While you can experience the beauty of a sunset from just about anywhere on Vancouver Island, Sooke’s seaside proximity and expansive ocean horizon provide some stunning sunsets. Some dreamy must-visit destinations for an incredible sunset include Sombrio Beach, Botanical Beach, and Mystic Beach.

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Sooke is easily explorable and endlessly entertaining. If you need to escape the every day, SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort offers the ideal home base for the outdoor adventure enthusiast. Contact us to learn more.