Sooke Travel Links
Travel links to Sooke tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping, things to do and more!
Markus' Wharfside Restaurant
Experience the simple elegance that Markus' Wharfside Restaurant has to offer. Lunch and Dinner are served in an intimate, fine dining atmosphere. The Wharfside prides itself in providing amazing food and exceptional service. Cuisine is Mediterranean and includes wonderful seafood dishes and delicious desserts. Reservations recommended.
Fuse Waterfront Grill
Come and join us on our waterfront patio or in our dining room for a casually elegant west coast dining experience with a breathtaking view.
We are dedicated to the simple application of the finest foods available. We are passionate about sharing the fresh, local, abundance that Vancouver Island has to offer. Our food is all hand prepared and offered at a reasonable price.
Little Vienna Bakery
Forbidden Pleasures Cafe
Stone Pipe Grill
Where Friends Meet! A variety of meet & seafood. Dishes to satisfy all your cravings.
Sooke Harbour House
17 Mile House
Historic Pub, Fine Food at Casual Prices & Great Patio.
The Reading Room Bookstore & Cafe
A Unique Gathering Place to Meet Friends & Enjoy ...
Gourmet Coffee & Teas, Lunches & Baked Treats, New & Used Books
Nut Pop Tai
Real Tai Food
The Stick In The Mud Coffee House
American Barista & Coffee School
International Association of Specialty Coffee
expresso, french press, single origin beans
East Sooke Park
East Sooke's Coast Trail is considered on of the premier day hikes in Canada, a west coast wilderness experience within easy reach of the Village of Sooke. The ten kilometer trail is rough and winding, a challenging, 6-hour trip even for experienced hikers. One moment you travel across a bluff of windswept pines, the ocean crashing at your feet. Next you enter a dark rain forest at the end of a ravine. Turn a corner, and you're back in sunlight, at the edge of the sea.
Galloping Goose Trail
The Goose is your trail. You can cycle, walk, run, jog, in-line skate, wheelchair, push a stroller, walk the dog, ride a horse, commute to work, spend a quiet Sunday afternoon, push yourself through the entire trail, or take a 15 minute break on this multi-use, 100 kilometre former railway line, now a regional trail.
West Coast is dedicated to making life experiences happen.
From the exhilarating feeling of racing across the sea to meaningful
encounters with the rich marine wildlife of our unique ecosystem, our goal is to provide an eco experience that you, your family or friends will never forget.
Adrena Line Adventure Tours
Have you ever wanted to fly or overcome your fear of heights while soaring over a majestic West coast forest? At Adrena Line Zipline Adventure Tours, experience an exhilarating ride up to 60km/hr as you soar up to 150 feet off the ground on eight scenic zipline courses ranging from 150 feet to an unforgettable 1000 feet.
Royal BC Museum
The Royal British Columbia Museum is a place of discovery. Through three unique galleries, the Museum showcases the human and natural history of British Columbia, and features periodic exhibitions of international renown. Highly realistic and inviting displays, such as the Ice Age and Coastal Forest dioramas, provide visitors with a sense of having truly experienced the authentic settings of many exhibits.
Benvenuto, Italian for 'welcome', is the name the Butcharts used for their original estate, now a National Historic Site of Canada, and still owned by family descendants. The Butchart Gardens offers 22ha (55 acres) of wonderful floral display located in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island. The family's commitment to horticulture and hospitality continues to this day.
Stage West Players
Stage West Players is a performing arts theatre group in the Seaside Community of Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. Sooke is a very arts-minded community, a scenic half hour drive from BC's capital city of Victoria, on Vancouver Island. Stage West Players provide quality theatre performances for local and visiting audiences, with two annual productions: one in the spring and one in the fall.
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra
Sooke's very own Philharmonic Orchestra under the musical direction of Norman Nelson, Conductor. The Mission Statement says it all.... "To promote and enhance the appreciation of music and to support and nurture musical talent in the community." Presenting various concerts throughout the year, The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra is a local treasure not to be missed.
Juan de Fuca Marine Trail
While visiting Sooke you may wish to visit our wonderful new pool, with hot tub, sauna, and 25 m pool. Families will love the kiddies play pool with swirl pool. For a fun time and to learn more about local area parks visit SeaParc's web site.
Sooke Region Museum and Info Centre
Visit the Sooke Region Museum and Info Centre for all the information you need about local things to see and do. Knowledeable hosts can tell you about local events and provide detailed maps and brochures showing you all the local parks, beaches and hiking trails. They can also direct you to Sooke Accommodation including numerous B&B's and Country Inn's.
The Arts and Cultural Highway
Find out about The Arts and Culture of Sooke and Vancouver Island. Do not miss our annual Sooke Fine Arts Show in early August. The largest juried art show on Vancouver Island!
The District of Sooke
This site offers much information about our community.... The District of Sooke.
West Coast Trail
The West Coast Trail, a challenging 77 km (47 mile) hiking delight between Port Renfrew and Bamfield on Vancouver Island, is proving so popular that a reservation system is now in effect! You can call the Super Natural British Columbia travel information line at 1-800-663-6000 and reserve your hike up to 3 months in advance of your adventure. A discover camping number at 1-800-689-9025 also provides reservation services at British Columbia parks.
Businesses of Interest
Budget Car Rental
National Car Rental
Sooke Cycle and Surf
We have a large selection of cycling and surfing products and accessories as well as moutain bike rentals if you want to cycle the Galloping Goose Trail.
Sooke Harbour Chamber of Commerce
Once you have visited Sooke you will want to live here year round. Check out the Chamber of Commerce site for information about local businesses and possible business opportunities.
Victoria Express Passenger Ferry
Enjoy the beautiful Olympic Peninsula and the majesty of Southern Vancouver Island, for a leisurely getaway, on your two nation vacation.
Leave your car in the States and walk-on to Victoria, Canada. The VICTORIA EXPRESS offers transportation to southern Vancouver Island. without the long ferry wait or long boat ride. No need to have your car! Sooke is just a 40 minute drive from the VICTORIA EXPRESS downtown terminal, with a variety of rental vehicles nearby. The VICTORIA EXPRESS is the only Port Angeles Ferry to offer the advantage of guaranteed reservations. While enjoying the sights and sounds of southern Vancouver Isalnd, step aboard the VICTORIA EXPRESS for a day cruise to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.
BC Web Sites
BC Ferries provides transportation for passengers and vehicles from Vancouver to Vancouver Island via Victoria or Nanaimo. There are frequent scheduled sailings and reservations are available.
M.V.Coho takes pride in its record of reliable and prompt service. In the forty-seven years of service we have transported over 20 million passengers and 5 million vehicles without losing a sailing due to bad weather.
Whether the traveler is visiting Victoria, capital of British Columbia, or heading north to experience the beautiful and pristine wilderness of Vancouver Island, or heading south to visit the Olympic Peninsula, Seattle, Oregon and California, our link is safe, reliable, and affordable.
Travel To Victoria In Comfort And Style
Take one of our high-speed Victoria Clipper ferries for a fast trip to Victoria with a host of great amenities. When you travel with us, you'll enjoy a two to three hour cruise through Puget Sound and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca on your way to Victoria's Inner Harbour. Just sit back, relax and get ready for your arrival in Victoria!Your Seattle to Victoria ferry ride will leave you rested and refreshed! Our comfortable seats provide ample leg room and are wide and roomy making it easy to relax. We've provided tables at some of our seats so you'll have room to stretch out and rest. Enjoy one of our onboard meal baskets or a refreshing beverage served right at your seat. Shop at our onboard gift shop and duty free shop to purchase gifts, luxuries and souvenirs to help you remember your trip. Step out on deck and observe the beauty of the passing scenery. Our friendly crew will answer all your questions and help you in any way they can. Your Victoria Clipper trip will end in Victoria's Inner Harbour - located right in the heart of downtown Victoria. This convenient docking area gives you the freedom to start your sightseeing tour the minute your step off the boat. And you'll have access to Victoria's transportation and accommodations in a flash. Choosing Victoria Clipper ferries for your ferry trip to Victoria is convenient and easy!
For the latest ferry schedule information regarding Seattle to Victoria transportation check out the ferry schedule page
Greater Victoria Bed and Breakfasts in Sooke on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada