April 13, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Sooke, Sightseeing Tours
Sooke is a little off the “beaten path” as far as Victoria tourists are concerned. We have a few but very worth wile places to visit. Just like visiting Saltspring Island or Cowichan Valley, you pretty well have to make it a day trip, but it can and will be exciting and eventful.
Imagine this scenario: early sunny morning you jump into your car and drive out to Sooke where first, you can fill up with coffee, pastries and some picnic fixings. Little Vienna Bakery is a fantastic spot to drop by to do that. Then, you head out up the coast and you will have at least half a dozen of great beaches to visit. Most of then have spectacular trails, long and short, well marked and many have picnic areas and free parking. You can be free to go as far or as close as you wish. Within first minutes from Sooke town you will hit the first few beaches, the farther you go the wilder they get, if you enjoy a bit of drive, you can get all the way to Port Renfrew which is the only open ocean point on this side of the island. Wonder Botanical Beach with it's tide pools and ten foot waves. On the way back stop by BC's first meadery at Tugwellcreek Farm and sample this ancient beverage as well as their organic honey. By now, you've had enough fresh air so turn into our Sooke Harbour House to browse its' extensive indoor/outdoor unconventional Art Gallery. Stay for dinner or even spend the night. If you trip happens to be on a Friday, enjoy an appetizer and a glass of fine wine in the Lounge listening to some live music in the Garden Room.