Sooke BC
Parks of Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
Sooke Potholes on the Sooke River:
A favorite recreational opportunity on Vancouver Island

Swimming at the Sooke Potholes Park in the summer is a delight!

Deep, still ponds of clear water hold a mystery that draws locals and tourists from all over.

This unique series of geological formations commonly known as potholes.

The "pot holes" are scrubbed out of the bedrock by the action of boulders on the river bed.

They were formed 14,000 years ago, during the retreat of the last ice age which covered most of Vancouver Island as well as other areas of North America.

However, I think the action is still happening today, as in the winter the water rages down the falls with a hugantic force!

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