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Sooke Potholes Provincial Park

4500 Sooke River Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0Y1, Canada
+1 250-474-1336
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Rock'in Bolders

There is a fun short walk from parking lot 3 to the water. On July 2, the water was still frigid... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick_J_Lane
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Mountain View, California
Beautiful!

This park offered a different experience than just your typical walking trails. With plenty of... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
dm915
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United States
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4500 Sooke River Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0Y1, Canada
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+1 250-474-1336
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a fun short walk from parking lot 3 to the water. On July 2, the water was still frigid. The rock hopping and climbing over the boulders was fun and the natural beauty is impressive. I recommend this as a couple of hour...More

Thank Patrick_J_Lane
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This park offered a different experience than just your typical walking trails. With plenty of hills and terrain to climb around on, you can get an awesome view of the river and its potholes. Apparently the secret is to get here early in the morning,...More

Thank dm915
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Great views from the lookouts over the water and waterfalls. Close to Sooke, easy access, good parking, paved roads and a sweet area to explore and picnic. The Sooke Potholes are very, very busy in the summer so recommend visiting in the late spring and...More

Thank Loren G
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I have childhood memories of this place, and love revisiting the park whenever we are in Sooke for a getaway. But one place that was not there in my childhood, are the ruins for the hotel. They aren't really ruins in the usual sense, in...More

Thank J0an123
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

5 of us had an enjoyable time hiking up-down-around the trails linking the extensive potholes. Visitors should be aware of the various options for parking ... the popular spots are time-limited and/or require payment.

Thank KevinMiller1956
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Very easy parking. Lovely area to explore! We loved the rushing water and waterfalls. The Sooke potholes are among the river that is wonderful to walk around and fairly easy to get down to th water. We were the only ones around and highly recommend...More

Thank Beluga4162
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were visiting this beautiful area in October and looking for something to do in this quiet part of the island. I read reviews about Pothole and because many of them were lackluster almost did not go. That would have been a mistake. It is...More

1  Thank tjb5
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Potholes are a impressive natural occurrence in the Sooke River. 15000 years ago there was glacial activity that carved perfect swimming holes (potholes) out of the rock with rushing pressurized water. Many groups have found this location to be spectacular to see. From a...More

Thank camowen
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Sooke potholes is THE BEST place to visit during almost any time of the year. Summer can get pretty busy. However September and October are STUNNING. Great swimming and some of the most beautiful campsites you can stay at. We have been coming here for...More

Thank jooce m
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

I've been coming here for over a decade and it boasts spectacular views. Perfect day for family fun.

Thank ashley s
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