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Sooke Potholes

Sooke River Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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a little off the beaten track - but go, go, go

never heard of these till decided to spend 3 weeks in the area. fascinating geology, a lovely walk... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Calgary, Canada
Great hike

We came during the rainy season so we didn’t get to see the potholes but it was a great little hike... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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These rock formations have become a popular local swimming area.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“swimming hole” (13 reviews)
“pot holes” (17 reviews)
“parking lot” (29 reviews)
Sooke River Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

never heard of these till decided to spend 3 weeks in the area. fascinating geology, a lovely walk and if warm, great swimming holes. locals go here a lot which is always a good sign and it is not a "tourist trap" at all. Lots...More

Thank calgarydavid2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came during the rainy season so we didn’t get to see the potholes but it was a great little hike up to the campgrounds from parking lot 3. It was a nice trail right along the river with lots of lush vegetation.

Thank Ironjet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No matter your hiking level there is lots to see from your car or on foot or in a wheel chair! Nice trails with breathtaking views of the pools in the river. Winter can be dangerous with the waters rushing and over flowing. Summer is...More

Thank HouseofVieira
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Sooke potholes has it all, beauty, wildlife, trails, swimming and a general feeling of wellbeing while wondering through nature.

Thank freemang78
Reviewed 1 November 2017

breath taking views and scenery. Walk down any path near the parking areas and you will see rushing water, mossy green trees and rocks to walk around.

Thank Beluga4162
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I have been dreaming of going to Sooke Potholes since I moved to the island three years ago, but never got the chance. This August I did however and it was almost everything that I could have asked for. The water was warm, the trees...More

Thank Morningcoffeevic4
Reviewed 6 October 2017

A beautiful area to explore - pools of clear water, cliffs and hiking trails. Trails are well groomed and well marked. Bear sighting warning when appropriate.

Thank rotarycruiser
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Hiked from the bottom to the top of the Sooke Potholes. Beautiful trail and views. Easy hiking. Close to Sooke.

Thank Susan in Toronto
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Headed here for a short afternoon walk with my husband and we came across salmon battling their way upstream and laying their eggs. Very cool to see and experience. love that this park is easy to get to and there are lots of spots to...More

Thank Jane123456789
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Casual hiking and close to nature at its best. This Vancouver island treasure will create lasting memories.

Thank solosoul2017
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Nearby Attractions
The Sooke Region Museum
103 reviews
2.56 km away
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Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
54 reviews
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Judy S
21 June 2017|
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Response from WilmaFee2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, great place to walk dogs
Denise C
26 July 2015|
Response from algonquin29 | Reviewed this property |
There is a municipal bus service from Victoria to Sooke. Sooke itself has several coffee shops, some good restaurants and more. There is a pub in Sooke plus another on the way out to Sooke about halfway between Langford and... More
Denise C
26 July 2015|
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Response from June864 | Reviewed this property |
At the end of the road going to the lake.