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Fun place to visit

Some nice trails and views. Wish I'd been feeling better to get further along the trails and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Davena T
Camping, hiking, swimming

We live in Sooke so you would think we would want to camp somewhere else. But The Potholes has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shelly E
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These rock formations have become a popular local swimming area.
Sooke River Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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All reviews sooke potholes pot holes sooke river clear water swimming area great place to swim neat place cliff jumping galloping goose trail nice spot great swimming beautiful scenery whole family sunny day easy access short hike nice walk
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Some nice trails and views. Wish I'd been feeling better to get further along the trails and explore it more.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Davena T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Sooke so you would think we would want to camp somewhere else. But The Potholes has somthing for everyone just about. We camp up there at least once a year, and it feels like we are away from the hustle and bustle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shelly E
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

This park is so incredibly lush it's like being in another world! It has old growth forests, waterfalls and potholes that you can swim in during the summer. Although closed for winter there are walking trails and a Campground.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Raina H
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We went to see the salmon. It was poring with rain so we were limited on walking. Its possible to drive along the 3 mile trail and stop at many strategically placed car parks and walk to the river and pot holes. Some a close...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Grandad_Sticky
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

A local shopkeeper recommended this walk and we are happy he did. We had a very enjoyable hike in this park. It's beautiful and the gorge is spectacular. There are very nice picnic tables available - it would be a great place to have a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MnumMnumMna
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Spend a lazy day chilling out in the running water and all-smooth rock formations. Natural beauty all around. Park in parking lot2 and discover the Potholes between lot2 and lot3. Gorgeous and fun!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank briansK5857KC
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Be careful climbing around the rocks here. It is very accessible by car of course. There is also an old building there that used to be a hotel I believe. Fun for everyone but careful with dogs and kids around the water.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank brendaarlenec
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Totally cool . I wish we had more time to enjoy it. The access to get to the pot holes was easy lots of families visiting and enjoying the swimmi ng holes

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank roadrunner128
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Beautiful sunny day - we only saw a small portion of the park and would recommend that if you are planning to go - spend the day. Pack a lunch and enjoy this beautiful park.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jody P
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Because the river has carved out a variety of pools, there is an opportunity here for everyone to find one that suits. The first parking lot one reaches is free, and is located near the most family friendly pool. As one drives further up (literally,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank DiscerningTravelGal
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August 3, 2018|
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Response from Jean M | Reviewed this property |
parking yes
June 21, 2017|
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Response from WilmaFee2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, great place to walk dogs
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July 26, 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