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All reviews provincial park sooke potholes flowing water great swimming walking trails free lot natural beauty sooke river rock formations walk around canyon pools hike ruins downstream vehicle pathway
Beautiful park located approx 45 mins outside Victoria. Well worth the drive! I parked in each lot (1, 2, and 3) to catch a glimpse of everything. $2.25 CAD allows you to park in any lot. I started at Lot 3 at the end and...More
You can drive and park at the nearest parking lot, or you can drive up further uphill to park at the innermost parking lot. It is a good walk if you park at the nearest parking lot. Either way, you can enjoy hiking up to...More
We had a magical time at the potholes the other evening. It was a hot day, and we arrived late which was good because most of the crowds had gone. We found a place below the second parking lot to scramble down to a swimming...More
We packed a lunch, parked at the uppermost lot (#3) for $2.25, and spent the afternoon swimming in some of the natural pothole pools. It is really clean water, rocky bottom, and protected from the wind by the tall trees on either side. The area’s...More
A short walk from lot 2 or 3 introduces you to a beautiful west coast site. Water a bit cool at first but easy to get used to. Bring sandals so it is easier to walk in the water.
Site is less busy during the...More
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
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
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