Transportation & Maps
Sooke's character and charm is founded on its relative isolation.
However, the community is a featured stop along the Pacific Marine Coast Circle Route. Vancouver Island's major population centres track the multi-lane Trans-Canada Highway west from Victoria to Nanaimo and beyond. Although Sooke is just 50km/30mi from Victoria, it is accessible only by a single-lane, s-curved road. This route is known as Highway 14 or the Sooke Road (until it reaches the centre of town at Otter Point Road. There it becomes the West Coast Road the rest of the way to Port Renfrew).
Car Travel and Scenic Drives
Meandering past exposed slabs of rock and forested hillsides, Highway 14 offers a beautiful drive that turns spectacular a few kilometers past the 17 Mile House tavern when the panoramic Sooke basin comes into view. Best access to the road off the Trans Canada is via Veteran's Memorial Parkway (exit 14).