Welcome to Sooke! Sooke is a municipality on the Southern tip of beautiful Vancouver Island. Only 38 kms away from Victoria! Sooke is a nature lover's paradise, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, or fishing, you'll find everything you need right here.
Westshore Condo Benchmark Price: $504,200 (as of Dec 2022, according to MLS Home Price Index)
Westshore Townhome Benchmark Price: $707,600 (as of Dec 2022, according to MLS Home Price Index)
Westshore Single Family Benchmark Price: $1,000,800 (as of Dec 2022, according to MLS Home Price Index)
This town has all the conveniences you require, including grocery stores and essential services. And the best part? Sooke is affordable! You'll discover more opportunities to own a spacious property here compared to many other places.
The variety of new and relatively affordable homes, townhouses, and condos for sale (when compared to other areas of Victoria), is drawing more young professionals and families to make Sooke their home.
70% ISLAND LIFE + 30% CITY
A moderate drive to Downtown Victoria, especially considering the Improvements that are being made to the highway from Downtown Victoria to Westshore. Suburban areas of Sooke are within a short driving distance, and some are even within easy walking or cycling distance, to shops and other amenities. Featuring local and international shopping, restaurants, schools, and recreation, this community is self-sustainable and offers everything you need for day to day life.
Love the outdoors? Sooke is home to an unlimited amount of nature.
A large number of newly built homes, townhouses, and condos for sale. Plenty of young families, events, and activities make Sooke a friendly, outgoing and social community.
Avid gardener or looking for more space? Want a yard? Many of the single-family homes in Sooke feature yards as well as being close to playgrounds, the Ocean, and green space.
Outdoor enthusiast? Sooke boasts hundreds of outdoor attractions, parks, hiking trails, and beaches to enjoy and explore.
Walkability and Bikeability
Sooke has a Walkscore average of 12 (a vehicle dependant City). It is also rated a 19 for bikeability due to its lack of official bike lines.
The several parks and trails that welcome dogs on-leash, make Sooke a very pet-friendly district.
Access to outdoor parks, trails, lakes, as well as proximity to amenities, make Sooke an ideal community for active seniors.
Sooke offers schools, parks, and a community connection, making it a very family-friendly community, and a great place to raise your kids if you enjoy outdoor activities!
Key Landmarks & Amenities
Parks & Outdoor Attractions
Sooke is a nature lover's paradise, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, or fishing, you'll find everything you need right here!
Sooke's popularity as a scenic tourist destination has existed for generations. Well-known destinations in Sooke, such as Whiffin Spit Park, the Sooke Potholes Regional Park and adjacent Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, attract visitors both locally and from around the world. Sooke is also home to the Sooke Region Museum and Visitor Centre, which offers brochures, flat maps and in-person advice on how best to enjoy the region. The area's popularity has increased as a base for visiting the wilderness parks of Vancouver Island's southwest coast — the West Coast Trail and the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park which includes the now highly popular Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. Sooke, BC is also famous for its beaches just on the outskirts of its neighbouring communities such as Shirley and Jordan River. These beaches include Sandcut, French Beach, Fishboat Bay, China Beach, Mystic Beach and more. Mystic Beach was rated as one of the world's Top-50 beaches in 2022.
Mountain biking is growing in popularity in British Columbia, and Sooke is establishing itself as a destination for the sport. Local advocacy groups such as the Sooke Bike Club are working to have areas such as Broom Hill set aside as parkland.
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail, part of the Trans-Canada Trail, runs through Sooke and is a popular cycling route to Victoria.
Nestled just off of the main Sooke Road, only seconds away from Downtown Sooke, this park provides beautiful scenery that is accessible to all.
Adjacent to each other are Sooke Potholes Regional Park & Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, both offering rocky swimming pools and amazing hiking trails.
Sooke & the surrounding area offers many beaches along the South West Coast of Vancouver Island, almost matched to the Tofino area, but much closer to Victoria.
Sooke is establishing itself as a destination for mountain biking on Vancouver Island. Check out the Sooke Bike Club for more information, and visit Broom Hill if you're interested in giving it a try!
This trail system runs through Sooke and is a popular way to commute from Sooke to Victoria. Find out more!
Sooke is part of Greater Victoria School District No. 62 which includes 4 elementary schools, and 1 secondary school. The following schools are located within the Sooke area.
Edward Milne Community School:
Public secondary school with roughly 700 students attend this school, in both regular & french immersion programs. The school services Sooke, East Sooke, Jordan River & Port Renfrew.
Public elementary school offering instruction to students K to grade 5 in French Immersion.
Public elementary school offering instruction to students from K to grade 5.
Saseenos Elementary: Public elementary school offering instruction to students from K to grade 5.
Public elementary school offering instruction from K to grade 5.
COMMUNITY CENTRES, FACILITIES & Libraries
Sooke Community Hall: The Sooke Community Association operates the largest hall in the Sooke area with a capacity for 500 people, featuring a large raised stage, kitchen and washroom facilities. The Sooke Community Hall is host to numerous local events such as the Sooke Fall Fair, All Sooke Arts & Crafts Show, community dances and fundraising events, and rentals are available for weddings or private events. In a declared State of Emergency, the Sooke Community Hall will become the designated Emergency Reception Center for the Municipality of Sooke..
SEAPARC Leisure Complex: Accessible by car, bus & bike this recreation center offers activities for all ages.
Vancouver Island Regional Library - Sooke: The Sooke branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library system was established in 1963 and is located in the town center.
Sooke Fine Arts Show: The Sooke Fine Arts Show provides the opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands to showcase and sell their work.
Retail, ARTS, GROCERY & DINING
Marshall-Inman Gallery: Studios and Gallery are situated on a llama farm overlooking the Juan de Fuca Strait. Located ten minutes from Sooke Village on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island. The gallery displays the clay work, paintings and woodwork of Glenys and Basil Marshall-Inman.
Art Gallery by Sooke Arts Council: The arts council embraces all forms of the arts: visual arts (painting, sculpture, fabric art, pottery, glass, photography etc); performing arts (theatre groups, choirs, orchestras, dance etc.) and any other forms of art which may present themselves.
JD's Sunshine Jams & Such: Traditional and Unique jams, jellies, vinegars, relishes, pickles and other preserves.
Tale of the Whale: Featuring fine Native Art from the coastal area of the great northwest of the United States and Canada. All the art is authentic, so please browse their site and enjoy a lifetime collection of art and antiques.
Mom's Cafe Sooke: Famous for their home cooked meals and pies for well over 50 years!
Happy Village Chinese Restaurant: Chinese Restaurant on Otter Point Road.
West Coast Grill: Located at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort, West Coast Grill offers delectable and fresh culinary creations to suit every appetite.
Hara Sushi: They offer a wide variety of authentic Japanese and Korean cuisines. Dine-in and Take-out.
Village Food Markets: A full service Sooke grocery store, located in the Sooke Centre Mall and open 7am - 9pm daily.
Western Foods: Since 1974 their family run business has served the western community and in 1995 they expanded with their second store in Sooke.
They are a full service supermarket with a great selection of gluten free products, organics in their produce and grocery aisles and other healthy alternatives.
West Coast Natural Foods: Since 1980, they have prided themselves in providing theirr customers with the best quality vitamins, minerals, herbal remedies and nutritional supplements. They carry many top quality brands such as Natural Factors, Sisu, Flora, and more. They also offer organic & natural groceries..
Wild Mountain: West Coast Canadian Cuisine reflecting the harvest & season.
Route 14 Sooke: Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Sooke, BC. They use fresh local ingredients in their Kitchen. They believe in the ethical treatment of Animals. They offer many Gluten Free options and a seasonal Menu as well as ever changing daily specials.
Cathy's Corner Cafe: Fast and Friendly Good Home Cooking! Eat in or Take Out.
The Lazy Gecko: Mexican Eatery offering the largest burritos on the Island!
Sooke offers public transit, with daily routes connecting to Westshore and Downtown Victoria and surrounding areas, see the BC Transit website to plan your route. A public transit improvement plan is in the works which will help reduce bus commute times by 20%.
Within 52 minutes’ drive to Victoria’s Downtown core | Within 32 minutes' drive to Langford's Downtown core
Iconic Condo & Townhouse Communities
The up and coming Sooke community offers many affordable options for housing on the West Coast. You’ll find luxurious family homes with acreages and views, and modern and comfortable condos and townhouses for sale near retail amenities, or are conveniently situated near parks, recreation centres, and playgrounds. Due to the increasing density of Downtown Victoria, more families are making the Sooke community their neighbourhood of choice, and it’s fast becoming a hub of amenities and activity.
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