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Museums & Heritage Sites, Visitor Centres
The Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre is a community museum that explores the human and natural heritage of the region from Sooke to Port Renfrew. The museum also operates the local visitor information centre for the region. We have both exhibits in the main museum building and around the grounds. In the Summer we are open 7 days a week. In the off season we are closed Mondays and most Stat holidays. Starting the first Thursday in June, and running until first Thursday in September, we host a night market from 5pm to 8pm and museum stays open during this event.We also usually are closed over Christmas and the first week of January. The museum holds various special event during the year, has a gift shop with local arts & crafts, plus can do special meals for pre-booked tour groups.
We provide guided Hiking and Kayaking/Paddleboarding tours for guests in Sooke, B.C. We also offer Kayak and Paddleboard rentals for those who want to explore on their own. Mystic beach adventures is located in Sooke a one hour drive from Victoria B.C.
Farms & Markets, Wineries & Wine Tours
Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery was liscenced in 2003 as the first Meadery in Western Canada. At our oceanside honeyfarm we hand craft the highest quality Meads (Honey Wines) from local honey. Meadmaker Bob Liptrot has kept bees since the age of 6 and has been making mead for over 35 years. Come taste our award winning meads and honey. In 2014 we became the new Economusee on Vancouver Island. Tugwell now boasts a museum quality exhibit, interactive displays, and a self guided audio tour. October – April -Saturday – Sunday 12-5pm May – September Wednesday – Sunday 12-5pm Closed January
Are you ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind exploration with Vancouver Island’s premium quality Whale Watching and Eco-Adventure company?Sooke Coastal Explorations can take you on an exhilarating West Coast marine adventure that will thrill your senses and leave you with a deep appreciation for the enchanting creatures that inhabit our local waters. Offering the perfect balance of excitement, safety and education, our experienced, knowledgeable crew will take you on an open water excursion lasting 3 to 4 hours in length, and travelling along the Island’s western shores.
Spas & Wellness, Hotels, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
The Prestige Oceanfront Resort is your ideal haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Our full service resort features luxurious guest rooms, exceptional dining experiences, and extraordinary hospitality. Rising above the Pacific Ocean, our waterfront resort offers breath-taking views of Sooke Harbour, Sooke Basin, Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains. Conveniently located near unique local attractions and recreational facilities, we invite you to indulge in a truly West Coast experience.
Sooke Harbour House Resort Hotel is located on Southern Vancouver Island overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Olympic Mountains, and has direct beach access to Whiffin Spit on the Juan de Fuca Strait. Our unique 28 rooms feature a selection of fine amenities including spa tubs and steam showers. All of the guest rooms have wood-burning fireplaces and ocean views, with the exception of the very spacious family room which overlooks our garden area. The internationally award-winning fine -dining restaurant serves organic, seasonal, Canadian cuisine, specializing in wild seafood, mushrooms, herbs, and flowers from its organic gardens. We offer meeting facilities, spa services, recreational activities and eco-tourism in pristine wilderness. Whale watching can be enjoyed within walking distance, and on occasion the Orcas swim in front of the hotel! The Sooke Harbour House is a perfect destination for weddings, romantic holidays and an ‘any season getaway’. In 2016 all 28 guest rooms were sympathetically renovated with new carpets, beds, luxury linens and 40 inch flat screens with cable tv. In September 2016 we opened our wonderful new Copper Room, featuring a large selection of Island produced craft beers, wines and spirits as well as international favourites. The Copper Room is open from 11:00am to 9:00pm year-round daily, serving a more casual menu of wholesome and hearty foods as an alternative to our fine dining. *** Please note: From 18th October until May 31st our fine-dining restaurant is closed every Tuesday and Wednesday. It is open for dinner Thursday to Monday from 5.30pm to 9.00pm. Throughout the high season the fine dining restaurant is open 7 days a week for dinner. The Copper Room is open daily serving food and beverages making Sooke Harbour House a full service resort.
Warrior Fishing Charters, Guided Salmon and Halibut fishing adventures out of Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. Our Boat, Tyee Warrior; is one of the largest (28 ft ) and best equipped in the local fleet including a fully enclosed, heated cabin, with big windows on all sides, private washroom, twin 300 HP main motors. Our Guide, Mike Pashniak; has over 25 years of Salmon and Halibut fishing experience on Canada’s west coast, accumulated on his home waters around Sooke and Victoria on southern Vancouver Island to many points north such as; Tofino, Ucluelet, Campbell River, Rivers Inlet, Hakai Pass, and Haida Gwaii. Mike is capable, calm, patient, positive, and encouraging in his guiding approach and loves hosting guests of all experience levels. Our Company, Boat and Guide are all fully commercially registered, certified and insured. Please see website for addition details. Tight Lines! Warrior Fishing Charters
Spas & Wellness, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
Relaxation. Seclusion. Adventure. Whatever you want your vacation to be, Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina’s boutique-style townhome condominiums are the ideal home base. Steps from the resort’s private marina and amenities, each beautifully appointed 1-4 bedroom unit offers spectacular ocean views, relaxed luxury and everything you need to make your stay a memorable one. Unit Features: Gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, private master bedrooms with ensuites, 2 private outdoor living spaces, outdoor grills, in-suite laundry facilities, covered parking stalls, flat screen televisions and DVD players, and high speed wireless internet.
Hiking, Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours
Surfside Adventure Tours is a private luxury sightseeing tour business located out of Victoria B.C on Vancouver Island. We offer professional narrated sightseeing tours in and around Victoria and Vancouver Island. We specialize in outdoor adventure, there is nobody out there like us. We take you off the beaten track and show you the best scenery Vancouver Island has to offer. We offer guided wilderness hikes along our majestic coastlines, mountain view and throughout our lush Rain Forest. We also specialize in luxury wine tours out of Victoria. The vineyards on Vancouver Island produce award winning white and red wines. So join us as we take you around to some of Vancouver Islands finest vineyards. We offer transportation in our full size 7 passenger luxury Ford Expedition, and for larger groups our 14 passenger luxury Ford Transit Touring Van. At Surfside Adventure Tours we take pride in offering the cleanest tour vehicles in the city. Free pick up at downtown locations.
Have you ever wanted to fly 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 ziplines ranging from 200 feet to an unforgettable 1000 feet.
Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours
Eco tourism and Ocean Adventure attraction. Explore the open waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the experienced wildlife photographers of Adventures By HIP. We are Sooke, BC’s premier ocean tour service for true wildlife enthusiasts. Adventures By HIP is located at the doorstep of the Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina and only steps away from The Prestige Oceanfront Resort.
Bluefin Fishing Adventures offers superb year-round fishing situated in a temperate rainforest on the southwest tip of Vancouver Island.Sooke has been a year-round fishing destination for generations. Large runs of salmon migrate annually past the West Coast of Vancouver Island, feeding and bulking up before heading for their spawning grounds.Sooke’s mild climate allows for year-round fishing. May through September you can fish for hard fighting Chinooks 5 to 50 pounds – delicious Sockeye 5 to 12 pounds, energetic Coho 5 to 24 pounds, scrappy Pinks 5 to 8 and hard fighting Chums 6 to 20 pounds July through October – yummy Winter Chinooks 5 to 20 pounds November into March.
Prince of Whales is the largest and most environmentally sustainable whale watching and eco-adventure company operating out of both Victoria and Vancouver. With a fleet of both open and semi-covered boats, we are perfectly able to match a tour to your desires! Join us out of Victoria for a fun and adventurous Zodiac tour or climb aboard the world-famous Ocean Magic II. Both of these tours operate for 3 hours. Want to see whale watch off the coast of Vancouver Island AND see the beautiful Butchart Gardens all in one day? Join us on our Ultimate Day Tour out of Vancouver or our Whales and Gardens Tour out of Victoria. We also offer float plane options allowing you to travel from Seattle or Vancouver to Victoria, saving you time and energy planning. We are happy to accommodate overnight visitors to Victoria.