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

Sooke.org is your guide to activities, arts and culture, parks and recreation, festivals and events, restaurants, shopping, accommodations, local businesses and community services in Sooke, British Columbia.

Sooke is located on the south western tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, a scenic one-hour drive from BC's 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. As a part of a temperate rainforest, Sooke enjoys one of the most mild climates in Canada. 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.


“Every corner of British Columbia is spectacular. Wherever you live is an outstanding place. Stay home and enjoy it.” – Premier John Horgan

As much as we miss international visitors to our rural community, please stay home and support local. We are in the process of re-imagining and re-designing this website to more closely cater to local residents and local travellers from the rest of Vancouver Island and British Columbia.