Welcome to Sooke... where the Rainforest meets the Sea
Sooke.org is your guide to accommodations, restaurants, local business, community events, and civic resources.
As much as we miss visitors to our rural community, please do not visit this May long weekend.
“Exercise good judgement and please do NOT travel to another community to enjoy May long weekend. Every corner of British Columbia is spectacular. Wherever you live is an outstanding place. Stay home and enjoy it.”
– Premier John Horgan
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. Sooke offers a sheltered harbor, around which the Sooke region encompasses East Sooke and the District of Sooke, two communities joined across the Sooke Harbour and Basin.
Sooke supports quite a wealth of interests, such as music, drama, arts and crafts, photography, gardening, and team sports, through community organizations. Sooke's diversity offers something for everyone.
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 can be enjoyed while hiking, biking or horseback riding some of the local trails, or kayaking or sailing in the local waters of Sooke Basin and beyond.
For the resident, on this site you'll find current events, news, weather, transportation, parks and recreation, and business listings information. For the tourist visitor, you'll find Sooke accommodations, B&B's, attractions, dining, the arts, recreation, and fishing and whale watching charters information as well as maps and seasonal events.
The area is governed by jurisdiction: The District of Sooke, and the outlaying areas of the Capital Regional District (CRD). If you are contemplating purchasing real estate in the area, or if you are a new resident, these sites will acquaint you with the local bylaws and building procedures.
Enjoy your virtual visit to Sooke, BC!