Visitors from all over Vancouver Island on a scheduled CRD hiking tour through the Sooke Potholes Park.

Visitors from all over Vancouver Island on a scheduled CRD hiking tour through the Sooke Potholes Park.

To do: hiking & outdoor activities

Sun is shining more and more nowadays, so here are a few outdoor activities to do in Sooke.

If you were itching to do some exploring through nature in the coming weeks, well, good news. There are lots of opportunities to do so.

Events and hikes, Saturday, April 11

Broom Removal Whiffin Spit  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society & the District of Sooke are joined by  the Greater Victoria Green Team.

Join in for the day or an hour or two and be sure to have gloves, loppers, and pruners some equipment is available to share.

For more information call Rosemary Jorna (250)-642-2767 or email at: sid2767@shaw.ca.

Sooke Potholes Park  Flower Ridge

This is a JDFEA Parks and Recreation Commission sponsored hike.

Meet at William Simmons Memorial Park at 9 a.m., (Sooke Business Park 3220 Otter Point Rd.)

This is a 10 kilometer hike with a difficulty level 3+  rating.

The extra difficulty is because of rough footing. Please dress for the weather, good footwear, bring lunch and lots of water.

There will be lots of flowers so a camera is recommended.

For more information call Sid at 250-642-2767 or send an email JdF.CTS@gmail.com.

If more convenient, the group can depart from the trail head lower parking lot Sooke Potholes Provincial Park just after  9:30 a.m.

Other trails to check out on your own

Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park

Take highway 14 (Sooke Road) to Metchosin Road and drive 6.8 km to the entrance to the West-Mont Montessori School.

The trailhead is off the elementary school parking lot close to the school – the trail is 300 meters long (one way).

East Sooke Regional Park – Aylard Farm to Becher Bay

Take Highway 14 to Gillespie Road.

Drive down Gillespie Road to the junction with East Sooke Road, turn east onto East Sooke Road and travel 2.0 km to Becher Bay Road. Drive 1.6 km to the end of Becher Bay Road and voila.

This is also a 300 meter hike (one way) and the parking lot can accomodate 70+ cars.

 

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