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Discover Sooke

Discover Sooke

  • Apr 22, 2020
Black bears and many other wildlife species live throughout the Sooke to Renfrew region, and residents, organizations and businesses actively work to protect their habitat. TJ Watts photo / courtesy Sooke Renfrew Tourism Association

What makes the Sooke region ‘Wild by Nature’?

From Sooke to Renfrew, habitat and wildlife conservation is key for locals and visitors alike

  • Oct 3, 2022
Sooke is filled with a spectacular array of trails for active nature lovers to experience

Sooke trails inspire: on foot, bike, or horse!

Sooke is filled with a spectacular array of trails for active nature…

  • Sep 5, 2022
Sooke is filled with a spectacular array of trails for active nature lovers to experience
Delicious treats are the perfect accompaniment to great local coffee at Sooke’s Stick in the Mud café. Photo courtesy Sooke Tourism Association

From sea to shore, it’s easy to slow down and savour Sooke’s local bounty

To truly travel – to discover and experience a place and its…

  • Aug 20, 2022
Delicious treats are the perfect accompaniment to great local coffee at Sooke’s Stick in the Mud café. Photo courtesy Sooke Tourism Association
Located on Otter Point road near Gordons Beach, Marshall-Inman Gallery features pottery, woodwork and paintings by Basil and Glenys Marshall-Inman.

Where forest meets the sea, creativity thrives: Your self-guided Sooke region arts tour

The beauty of an inviting – and inspiring – destination like Sooke…

  • Jul 20, 2022
Located on Otter Point road near Gordons Beach, Marshall-Inman Gallery features pottery, woodwork and paintings by Basil and Glenys Marshall-Inman.
A team jumped to the rescue of a baby porpoise in distress at Whiffin Spit. (Submitted)

PHOTOS: Baby porpoise rescued after Sooke hiker splashes into action

Locals start rescue before reinforcements arrive by air

A team jumped to the rescue of a baby porpoise in distress at Whiffin Spit. (Submitted)
A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)

Galiano Island’s ecological footprint swells from tourism: study

Community’s footprint ‘much larger’ than other B.C. locales

A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)
Mystic Beach on southwest Vancouver Island was named one of the top 50 beaches in the world by an international travel website.

B.C. beach named one of the best in the world

Mystic Beach named on top 50 list by bigseventravel.com

Mystic Beach on southwest Vancouver Island was named one of the top 50 beaches in the world by an international travel website.
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Stroll Whiffin Spit in Sooke for beautiful ocean views, and often a glimpse of local wildlife. Jen Blyth photo / WestCoastTraveller.com

Let the South Island show you its Spirit

Spirit Loop partnership highlights destinations in Langford, Sooke, Port Renfrew and Malahat Nation

Stroll Whiffin Spit in Sooke for beautiful ocean views, and often a glimpse of local wildlife. Jen Blyth photo / WestCoastTraveller.com
A treehouse-style home in East Sooke has been selected as the top new host in Canada by Airbnb.

Vancouver Island treetop retreat tops Airbnb list of Canada’s best new hosts

East Sooke treehouse vacation property earns accolades for a desirable destination

A treehouse-style home in East Sooke has been selected as the top new host in Canada by Airbnb.
Measures have returned to protect southern resident killer whales in BC waters. Black Press Media file photo

Transport Canada introduces added measures to protect southern resident killer whales

The Canadian government is once again putting measures in place to protect…

Measures have returned to protect southern resident killer whales in BC waters. Black Press Media file photo
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T63 Chainsaw was one of the Bigg’s killer whales spotted in large clusters Thursday. Chainsaw is known for its jagged dorsal fin. (Photo courtesy Valerie Messier/Pacific Whale Watch Association; video courtesy of Maxx Kinert)

VIDEO: New record, Victoria expert says 72 whales spotted the most in one day

Clusters seen between Hood Canal in Puget Sound, Campbell River on Vancouver Island

T63 Chainsaw was one of the Bigg’s killer whales spotted in large clusters Thursday. Chainsaw is known for its jagged dorsal fin. (Photo courtesy Valerie Messier/Pacific Whale Watch Association; video courtesy of Maxx Kinert)
Destination Greater Victoria is investing $2.2 million in 2022 to entice more visitors to come to the region. Black Press Media file photo

Destination Greater Victoria ramps up tourism marketing spend with $2.2 million campaign

Tourism association going all in for 2022 to attract more visitors to region

Destination Greater Victoria is investing $2.2 million in 2022 to entice more visitors to come to the region. Black Press Media file photo
The Sooke Potholes is a series of deep, naturally carved rock pools. A small parking area with facilities is managed by the District of Sooke. (Contributed - District of Sooke)

Sooke Potholes receives $350,000 upgrade, boosting accessibility + signage

Provincial funding to include accessible toilet, signage and visitor information kiosk

The Sooke Potholes is a series of deep, naturally carved rock pools. A small parking area with facilities is managed by the District of Sooke. (Contributed - District of Sooke)
The most recent Bigg’s killer whale calf, T124A7, breaches the water alongside three adult members of the pod. (Karac Lindsay/Eagle Wing Tours, courtesy of Pacific Whale Watch Association)

2021 brought record sightings, many newborn whale calves to Victoria waters

Whale researchers report 21 new humpback calves in the Salish Sea

The most recent Bigg’s killer whale calf, T124A7, breaches the water alongside three adult members of the pod. (Karac Lindsay/Eagle Wing Tours, courtesy of Pacific Whale Watch Association)
The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)

IMAX Victoria films showcase British Columbia wildlife

The Royal B.C. Museum has debuted a new directors’ cut of award-winning…

The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)