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A local shopkeeper recommended this walk and we are happy he did. We had a very enjoyable hike in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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So much fun

Spend a lazy day chilling out in the running water and all-smooth rock formations. Natural beauty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“sooke potholes”(46 reviews)
“sooke river”(26 reviews)
“pot holes”(19 reviews)
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 sooke river pot holes clear water swimming area great place to swim neat place cliff jumping galloping goose trail nice spot whole family worth the trip provincial park beautiful scenery sunny day easy access short hike
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank MnumMnumMna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank briansK5857KC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank brendaarlenec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank roadrunner128
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jody P
Reviewed 9 September 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

2  Thank DiscerningTravelGal
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Great place to go to cool off on a hot day and have a dip in the clear water. Easy access. Wear good sandals perhaps.

Thank gonefishin2018
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Beautiful and natural - great views and lovely to swim/paddle. Not far from the main road. wasn't busy when we visited.

Thank GoPlaces628769
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We costed in August with 2 children (9 and 11, both excellent swimmers), there is plenty of parking in 3 car parks, in the closer car parks it is $2.50 for the whole day. The river takes done accessing as it is down some steep...More

2  Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I've been to a few campsites on Vancouver Island and we keep coming back here. Large sites, friendly people, swimming holes and the Galloping Goose is nearby. No hook-ups, but who needs it, right?!

Thank Linda M
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4 August 2018|
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Response from Jean M | Reviewed this property |
parking yes
22 June 2017|
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Response from WilmaFee2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, great place to walk dogs
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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