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Sooke Potholes

Sooke River Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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Good for a Swim

Good for a swim on a hot day. As a hike not that impressive. If your time is limited one of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bidd_Si
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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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Pretty spot

It's just a bunch of pools in a river way down below. While it's a pretty spot, I wouldn't drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim R
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Bellingham, Washington
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These rock formations have become a popular local swimming area.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sooke river” (25 reviews)
“swimming hole” (13 reviews)
“pot holes” (18 reviews)
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Sooke River Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good for a swim on a hot day. As a hike not that impressive. If your time is limited one of the best views is from the overlook at the 15mins stay car park.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just a bunch of pools in a river way down below. While it's a pretty spot, I wouldn't drive miles to visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful park. Hard to believe this is not a national park. Very scenic. Not for those with mobility issues. Although I did not do it myself, there were people swimming in the pools. Water was cold.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a beautiful hike which can vary in length depending on which parking lot you start at. Can be up to10 km

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having lunch we asked a couple of locals for suggestions on where to take a nice walk and everyone listed the Potholes in their top three. We were rewarded with a walk that was no more than a 2 in difficulty and had some...More

1  Thank Jim K
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

If you or your big kids/teens enjoy jumping from rocks, they will enjoy this place. We were checking out the area and unfortunately didn't bring swimsuits or towels. Didn't matter. The kids jumped from the rocks into the clear ice cold water. They then climbed...More

1  Thank Samantha L
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

went to kill some time.ended up having a scenic excursion with nice waterfalls,big cedars,unbelievable clear water holding all sorts of big fish. wish i had brought my fishing gear.

Thank c b
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

The road in is not terrific but the view is pretty and the river was high while we were there but in the summer you can gain access and swim in them

Thank Lawson H
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

I am so glad we drove up the hill to visit this impressive place! Went to the overlook by the ruined hotel site. So beautiful! Walk down to the hill to the lower viewing platform!

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Took some friends sightseeing. Along a nice country road came to the parking spot for amazing view of the pot holes with the beautiful water. In the summer there is swimming but is a way to get to it and not easy for people with...More

1  Thank Mark O
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Judy S
June 21, 2017|
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Response from WilmaFee2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, great place to walk dogs
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Denise C
July 26, 2015|
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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
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Denise C
July 26, 2015|
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Response from June864 | Reviewed this property |
At the end of the road going to the lake.
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