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Sooke Harbour House
(Andrea Johnson photo)

Sooke

Things to Do

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Bald Eagles in a tree

Sooke is a grade-A destination for outdoor adventure on Canada's southwestern coast.

Exploring forested hiking trails, chartering a boat for sports fishing, flying along a zipline, biking the Galloping Goose trail and walking for miles along wave-pounded beaches are favourite pastimes here. Go crabbing off the pier, visit a honey farm or shop for specialty food at the summer Saturday market.

Surfing and bird watching devotees are also well served, and a set of fascinating guided tours (kayaking, whale watching, seaweed collecting and mead-making included) puts one in the hands of knowledgeable local experts. Or simply relax at local spas or check out an art gallery or studio.

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