From breaking out the hooks, lines and sinkers to strapping on a lifejacket and exploring the Pacific Ocean’s whales, Sooke, BC has just about everything you want when it comes to adventuring.
I’ve counted down my Top Four Sooke adventures below (it’s really my wife’s Top Four, as she loves to get me out of the house). And there’s always room for more. Let me know some of your faves: post me a comment here on this blog, or on the Woodland Creek Facebook page or tweet me on Twitter @Woodland_Creek!
4. Diving into Sooke Potholes.
As the only potholes that don’t make me curse, a visit to Sooke Potholes is an awesome trek into BC’s beautiful backyard. Explore the nearby wooded trails before taking a dip in the cool, clean natural pools. Make it a day and pack up the family and a picnic lunch.
3. Having a whale of a time with Sooke Coastal Explorations.
As a family-owned company that focuses on respecting the environment, I have a whale of a time with Sooke Coastal Explorations. Jump aboard the 12-passenger Zodiac and head out to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Southern Vancouver Island’s dramatic, windswept coastline. We just might encounter killer whales, porpoises, humpback whales and more.
2. Making up some good ole’ fish tales.
Grab that tackle kit and join Sooke Fishing Adventures – hop aboard a scheduled charter or head out with the family or some buddies. We’re lucky enough to have a great, year-round fishing season here in Sooke, with our local waters packed with pink salmon, silvers, halibut and more.
1. Hiking with a llama… and a sandwich.
Yes, you read that right. Where else but Sooke can you harness up a llama and take it on a three-hour trek through thick forests en route to the beautiful Pacific Ocean? Once you reach your destination, pull out your lunch from your very own llama-pack (think: large fanny pack) and chow down (don’t forget to triple saran wrap your PB&J beforehand – I heard llama sweat isn’t that tasty).
All the best,
Blair and Warren Robertson of Totangi Properties, created the Sooke, BC Real Estate development, Woodland Creek – a community of affordable, new homes for sale that use geo-thermal energy heating. They are unabashed Sooke supporters, tweeting as @woodland_creek with the hashtags, #sooke, #ysookerox and updating fans with Sooke offers and deals at facebook.com/woodlandcreeksookebc.
Photograph from www.sookepotholes.com courtesy Natalie Harvey