Sooke is located on the south western tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, a scenic 40 minute drive from BC's capital city Victoria and 20 minutes from Langford.
As a part of a temperate rainforest, Sooke has one of the mildest climates in Canada. Typically warm and dry in the summer, the weather is very agreeable. Winters also are mild with a good amount of rainfall and a rare snowfall.
One of the fastest growing areas, Sooke became incorporated in 1999. Law enforcement defers to the RCMP and the volunteer fire department is well equipped. Parts of the community are served by a municipal water system and some of the more rural areas are served by private wells and community water systems. Garbage collection is done on a private basis through two main service providers. There is a growing business section in the downtown core, good schools, sports facilities and an excellent museum.
Sooke offers a variety of recreational activities reflecting its natural surroundings…excellent fishing, boating, and hiking are available. There are an abundance of parks and nature trails including the Galloping Goose Trail, East Sooke Regional Park, Roche Cove Regional Park, Whiffen Spit Park, Ed MacGregor Park, Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, the world-renowned West Coast and Juan de Fuca Trails as well as Botanical Beach at Port Renfrew. Sooke also offers great surfing and whale watching.
It is a popular tourist area boasting the world famous Sooke Harbour House, Prestige Resort and a large number of private Bed & Breakfast facilities and Country Lodges tucked away in the woods and on the waterfront. There is also a government wharf and private marinas.
Sooke supports a wealth of interests including music, drama, arts, photography, gardening, and team sports through community organizations. A major annual juried art exhibition, the Fine Arts Show, is held each year at the Sooke Region Museum.
Sooke's diversity offers something for everyone!
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