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Sooke Potholes

Sooke River Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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Great walk beautiful scenery!

Not a far drive from the village of Sooke. Nice trails, beautiful scenery of the the water. A must... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver BC
Pot holes with the pooch

Cooler weekend weather is not when one swims in Sooke however we decided to stop by Sooke potholes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sooke River Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a far drive from the village of Sooke. Nice trails, beautiful scenery of the the water. A must do if staying in Sooke!

Thank SNix0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cooler weekend weather is not when one swims in Sooke however we decided to stop by Sooke potholes as we had time before checking into Point No Point. Both ASPEN and my husband Ron really enjoyed the sights and sound of the river. Spending time...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We went up here on a sunny day. The old lodge was amazing to see, but it is too bad it was all fenced up. There were a bunch of people inside the fence, they must have found a way in. The river was flowing...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Took our dogs for a quick swim. Great place, we chose to go when it wasn't busy. It was very nice and clean.

Thank Liam S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My kids love coming here, there's so many things to explore. You can swim in the summer or just walk around when the weather is cooler.

Thank Annick D
Reviewed 17 March 2017

There is a large park area with three parking lots with walking access to the potholes area. As this is a couple of kilometers of in length there is many access points to the river. This area is also connected to the Galloping Goose trail...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 3 March 2017

As I remember, it was the summer of 1950 when I first hiked up the old dusty Sooke River Road with a few friends to check out the Sooke Potholes. What a place come across! What a place to swim in the clear river water!...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

You aren't actually allowed in where the ruins are. It can be quite dangerous as there is a sheer drop off with no safeties inside. But there are spots nearby that are safer. You can walk up and down the stone steps and get a...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Beautiful scenery any time of year. Great for swimming, hiking, biking, camping and wildlife viewing. A unique spot that can't be missed.

Thank WilmaFee2015
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A nice walk on a sunny afternoon. This was recommended to us by the locals as a place to visit and to have a quick dip. well we visited, but no dip.

Thank 174PeterH
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Denise C
public transportation cafe, stores pubs?
26 July 2015|
Response from algonquin29 | Reviewed this property |
There is a municipal bus service from Victoria to Sooke. Sooke itself has several coffee shops, some good restaurants and more. There is a pub in Sooke plus another on the way out to Sooke about halfway between Langford and... More
Denise C
where are the camping spots in relation to swimming?
26 July 2015|
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Response from June864 | Reviewed this property |
At the end of the road going to the lake.
What is the water temperature at the beginning of May?
21 May 2015|
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