Welcome to Sooke...
where the rainforest meets the sea

Created by a born-and-raised local, is your guide to arts and culture, parks and recreation, festivals and events, restaurants, shopping, accommodations, local businesses and community services in Sooke, British Columbia.

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Sooke Folk Music Society Coffee House Open Stage

Coffee House Open Stage

Sooke Folk Music Society
Sat, May 20 • 7–10pm
1962 Murray Road

Indoor live music on the third Saturday of each month. Doors 6:30pm. Open stage 7:00pm, followed by this month's featured performer: The Spiral Cafe Big Open Mike Band.
Tickets $10 • Performers FREE

Sooke Garden Club Meetings

Sooke Garden Club Meetings

Wed, May 24 • 7–9pm
Rose of Lima Catholic Church
2191 Townsend Road

Interested in gardening in our growing zone? The Sooke Garden Club welcomes new members and is once again meeting in person on the fourth Wednesday of the month: June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sep 27, Oct 25, Nov 22.

Seaweed Foraging with Tom Kral

Seaweed Foraging with Nature's Chef Tom Kral

Thu, May 25 • 5-8pm
Whiffen Spit Beach

Explore the mysterious world of seaweeds that offers an abundance of food, medicine, survival and first aid uses. Learn about the types of seaweed, harvesting, drying and culinary preparation.
Registration $80

EMCS Grad Fashion Show

EMCS Grad Fashion Show

Fri, May 26 • 7pm
Edward Milne Community School

After a three-year hiatus, our 2023 grads are excited to bring back this 30-year-long tradition and performance, plus silent auction and bake sale.
Doors 6:30pm. Show 7:00pm.
Tickets $10 available at EMCS Program Office and Sooke Pharmasave.

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Where is Sooke?

Sooke is located on the south west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 50km from the provincial capital city of Victoria.

The Sooke region encompasses the District of Sooke and East Sooke, two communities joined around the sheltered Sooke Harbour and Basin, as well as the outlaying areas of Otter Point and Shirley further west.

What's so special about it?

On the edge of temperate rainforest, Sooke enjoys a year-round mild climate and closeness to nature, making it ideal for all season outdoor recreation.

Summers are typically warm and dry. Winters also are also mild with a good amount of rainfall and rare snowfall. Our pleasant climate is ideal for outdoor recreation: hiking, cycling or horseback riding on local trails; kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding in the sheltered harbour or local lakes; and fishing, sailing or whale watching in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Sooke also supports a wealth of interests through communtiy organizations, such as music, theatre, arts, and team sports.