District of Sooke (City
Sooke Region Museum Visitor Information Cente
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The District of Sooke is on Vancouver Island, and is located
approximately 50 kilometers (40 minutes) south of the Capital city of Victoria
on the Trans Canada Highway #14.[ Map
The area encompassed by Capital Regional District (CRD) includes
the communities of Sooke, East Sooke and Shirley.
Sooke offers small town hospitality and spectacular scenery,
with a rich history, numerous recreational opportunities.
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region was once Native North American territory, and the T'Souke Native Band is
still very active in the community even today.
The town of Sooke is well
documented by the the Sooke Historical Society and the Sooke Region Museum and Information Center.
Many residents, preferring
to live in a small community, commute to work in Langford and Victoria. A majority of residents
of the Sooke area were at one time employed either directly or indirectly by the
forestry and fishing industries. However, with the downturn in these industries,
the population has seen a growth in its tourism. There are many bed
and breakfasts, hotels, and resorts as well as numerous fishing
and whale watching charter companies that sustain a vibrant tourism economy.
There is also a vibrant volunteer spirit in Sooke, with lots of annual and seasonal
Sooke's relaxing lifestyle and relatively low cost of housing
make the community attractive to seniors and young working families.
Education is available from kindergarten through grade 12 and
world class post-secondary education is available in Victoria.
Current infrastructure includes a water main to most homes in
the Sooke core and a sewer system that was put in place 2006- 08.
Currently, most businesses and homes in the Sooke City center are serviced by this septic/sewage facility, with outlaying areas on septic tanks and on-site
sewage treatment. Many homes outside the core area are dependent
on wells for water. Emergency services include a Fire
Department, R.C.M.P. detachment,
and ambulance service.
Garbage removal can be provided by Alpine Disposal and a blue box curbside pick up is available from the CRD.
Recreational opportunities abound in the area
with modern facilities such as the SEAPARC swimming pool and arena. The Rotary
Club SK8 (skate) park and numerous outdoor playgrounds. The Sooke River Potholes
and other salmon bearing streams delight locals and tourists, along with kilometers
of oceanfront for shoreline activities.
The region around southern Vancouver Island is serviced by
many media companies for radio
of the area