You bring the boots, I'll find the brews! This multi-stop tour gives you the chance to explore some highlights of the Sooke area. We'll start with pick-up at your front door (or anywhere in the Sooke area that's convenient) and make our way to The Sooke Potholes Park to explore the beautiful riverside ecosystem. After about an hour of hiking, we'll make our way to our first brewery stop, at Sooke Oceanside Brewery. Our next stop will be at Bad Dog Brewing. The smallest commercial brewing operation in Sooke, Bad Dog is built inside of a re-purposed 2 car garage, but they still produce enough beer to be found on many liquor store shelves. After Bad Dog, we'll drive further down the coast and stop to view Sheringham Lighthouse, built in 1912 this National Historic Site on the Juan de Fuca Strait is still operational. Our last hiking stop will be Sandcut Beach just 10 minutes further down the road. After some time to enjoy the seashore, we'll make our way back to Sooke and wrap up the tour at Sooke Brewing Company. If you'd like to try some different brews, we can swap any of the tour stops for a stop at the local Distillery (Sherringham Spirits) or Meadery (Tugwell Creek).
**I'm flexible with the timing, feel free to ask for a different start time if it would work better for your group!** I'm the founder and trail guide of The Natural Connection, which offers custom guided hiking adventures and forest bathing experiences for guests in the Victoria area. I have been running this business for the past 4 years, and have lived in the area for 32 years. In the past, I worked as a Bartender, Sailing Instructor, and Deckhand with the Coast Guard. So you're sure to enjoy some casual, bartender-style conversation on the trail while knowing you're in safe hands for the day. You'll get to hear a little about the region's history, or I can just stay quiet and let you listen to the birds ;)
Lunch from a local cafe. Sandwiches, baked goods, coffee, tea or espresso. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available…
Transportation Pick-up & Drop-off anywhere in the Sooke area
We'll be covering a lot of ground during the day, with multiple hiking stops and tasting stops spread around the town of Sooke. A great chance to see a lot of the area in one day! Your guide is a long time local, feel free to ask for tips on tomorrow's activities.
最多可有4位年满14周岁的参与者参加。 Guests must have ID to purchase any alcoholic beverages.
Extra jacket for coastal hike
Purchases & tastings are not included with tour price. Lunch is included with tour price. Sturdy footwear required for hikes.