Another day another opportunity to celebrate just how beautiful our province is.
This time it’s the turn of Sooke Potholes, a stunning park filled with polished rock potholes that were carved out of the landscape more than 15,000 years ago.
Where is it?
Located on the South West of Vancouver Island, this unbelievable natural phenomenon is situated in a seven hectare Provincial Park.
How do you get there?
About a four to five hour journey from Vancouver, Sooke-seekers should get the ferry from Tsawwassen then head for Sooke on southern Vancouver Island.
The park has more than seven hectares of outdoor fun with great hikes, picnic spots, and the beautiful Sooke River. It’s biggest attraction however are the Sooke Potholes, a series of unique geological formations. These deep pools were formed during the last ice age and offer some of the best fresh water swimming in the province. The park also provides an ideal location to view the annual salmon spawning run.
With its mix of urban art and abandoned architecture, the ruins of the Deertail resort – a failed tourism project from the 1980s – is also the perfect backdrop for those looking to snap a few pics for their timelines.
For your own safety, please make sure you are prepared before heading out on your next adventure. Information on how to prepare for your trip and stay safe while on your hike is available from North Shore Rescue and AdventureSmart.