East Sooke Regional Park - Aylard Farm Parking Lot
The Coast Trail in East Sooke Park is one of the most scenic hiking trails near the Victoria area as it follows the rocky shoreline along Juan de Fuca Strait. The entire Coast Trail takes about 8 hours to complete one-way, however a portion of the trail in the south of the park, from the aylard Farm…
Sandy beaches for sun tanning in the summer. And some epic trails! A must see for the east sooke area. One of my all time favourite spots.
white sandy beach, wonderful hiking short or long you choose, a local favorite and easily accessible. Its amazing. I promise.
Gorgeous ocean views, this is a magical place for hikes, walks, picnic's or Geocaching (one of my families favourite weekend pastimes). Wear practical footwear for uneven ground....Blundstones are a local shoe of choice.
“Little Vienna is an authentically European bakery café in the heart of Sooke, that provides beautiful hand-formed artisan breads, buns and baguettes, as well as lovingly prepared decadent pastries, pies and cakes.....with a strong consciousness towards "fresh-from-scratch" using the finest ingredients; non-gmo, locally sourced and organic. It's simply good food.”
“This here is my favourite cafe in sooke! Such a fun scene and even better coffee. With super yummy treats. ”
“Our guests love this local eatery for its generous helpings, easy, relaxed, country ambiance and friendly service. A great place to take the family for a meal.”
“Sooke Potholes Provincial Park is a popular destination along the Sooke River with a unique rock formation that was formed from the last ice-age millions of years ago. The park area has several trails along the river, close to the shoreline and others that are high above the rock pools. There isn't a single route to take like other hiking trails but there are several short trails that lead to viewpoints and to the river areas. Parking in either lot #1 or #2 are both equally good as you will need to walk between both lots and there will be some uphill and downhill sections but you will also need to return to your vehicle up the same route you walked down, for example. Some of the trails can be steep, including some rock stairs down to a viewpoint that are very steep. Also, caution should be used when walking out onto any rocks near the river as the rocks are often slippery from being a wet and the risk of falling and injury yourself is always possible. For this description, we start from parking lot #2, the higher of the two parking lots. Walk to the area of the parking lot where you drove in and follow the gravel path next to the road as it heads downhill. Keep following the path until it meets a junction and go right down the steep hill. Near the bottom, the trail turns into rock stairs that are very steep as you make your way to the bottom to see he view of the water cascading into the canyon below. After seeing the view, walk back up the stairs and the steep trail to the junction and this time go right, following the trail to a clearing by a Visitor Centre where there are additional views into the canyon. From this point, you can decide whether to walk down towards parking lot #1, where some trails access the river area, or return to parking lot #2. If you decide to walk down to parking lot #1, there are only partial trails to get there and you will have to walk on the side of a section of road. To do so, follow the trail on the far end of the visitor centre as it heads downhill but ends at the road. Walk down the side road, being careful to stay close to the side and avoid the vehicles driving through. Watch for a trail to the right and walk down the rock steps, continuing as it heads down into the forest. ”