Sooke BC
Parks of Sooke, British Columbia, Canada

Sooke Region Museum and Tourist Information Center

Lighthouse at Sooke Region MuseumLocation: The Sooke Region Museum is approx. 40 minutes drive from downtown Victoria, along the Sooke Road (Hwy 14). It is located on Phillips Road, just past the bridge over the Sooke River.

For museum and visitor information, phone (250) 642-6351

The main Museum building, contains many exhibits as well as an art gallery, Gift Shop and Visitor Information Centre.There are special displays and artifacts found outside on the Museum grounds. These include a working restored steam engine yarder, blacksmith shop, and a rotating lighthouse light.

The Sooke Region Museum has an extensive archive and a significant collection of photographs, machinery and artifacts from Sooke's past.

The Museum's annual open house, held the fourth Sunday each June, attracts visitors from far and near. They offer a real West Coast treat... B.B.Q. Salmon, caught right here in the surrounding waters!

Pile Driver Dory exhibit at Sooke Museum

The Sooke Region Historical Society has hosted the Fine Arts Show every summer at the arena for 20 years, but 2005 was the last year for this juried art show.
The Museum will continue to be active in the Sooke Arts community. In October of 2005 the board announced:
"Still wishing to continue to create opportunities for artists and art lovers, the Board has announced Fine Arts Unlimited as our revised program, to be operated within the museum premises. Our expectation is that we will be able to be supportive of local artists for a much greater period of the year, rather than just for the ten day (Sooke Fine Arts) show."

Sooke Region Historical Society, which operates the museum, is registered as a nonprofit society, both provincially and federally, and appreciates all contributions. Voter approval of a tax by-law, has assured ongoing funding to assist the museum's operations. The museum gratefully acknowledges financial assistance provided by the Cultural Services Branch of the Province of B.C. Project assistance and short-term labor assistance has been provided though federal and provincial government employment programs, and through the B.C. Heritage Trust and National Museums of Canada.

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