Woodland Creek - Sooke Community
The Community of Sooke
Sooke, British Columbia
Sooke is a beautiful, vibrant, harbourside community located near Victoria, BC and is the gateway to stunning west coast parks and beaches. Just 40 minutes away from the Victoria and only 20 minutes for the shopping and entertainment of Langford, this bedroom village community is well known for its recreational opportunities and temperate climate, Sooke is a favourite location for anyone who enjoys the scenic outdoors. Biking, hiking, jogging, beachcombing, kayaking, fishing and boating are all popular pastimes in and around Sooke. In addition to outdoor activities, the community of Sooke offers something for everyone including a wealth of diverse opportunities in the arts, gardening, music and other community activities including socializing in the many cafes.
The community of Sooke is home to many local amenities and services often found in large cities, including world renowned restaurants, lodging, shops, services, schools and spas. Watching the “for sale” signs? Buying an affordable new home near Victoria British Columbia means living in a waterfront community – westcoast living, seaside charm.
Food and Dining
Sooke has a diverse range of appetizing dining choices including healthy lunch bakeries, fine dining, pub food, specialty coffee shops, and on-the-run choices. Sooke is home to the world famous Sooke Harbour House and Marcus’ Wharfside Restaurant, each acclaimed for fine dining. The 17 Mile Pub, the Stone Pipe, Mom's Café, Little Vienna Bakery, and to the west Point no Point have been popular local establishments for many years.
Leisure and Fitness
Sooke has a sports leisure complex with a modern pool and arena as well as sports fields for all ages. Mountain biking, road bike races, and triathlon events are held in Sooke every year. Sooke is connected to the “Galloping Goose Trail” which connects Sooke to Victoria, Sidney, and points beyond. Sooke is home to some of the best salmon fishing on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and attracts people from all over the world to enjoy the sport.
Travel west from Sooke and discover the wild west coast beaches and forests of French and China Beach, Jordan River, Botanical Beach and Port Renfrew. Surfing, beachcombing, camping, hiking and fishing are popular at these places.
Shopping and Services
Sooke has a vibrant central village shopping area offering all major services within walking distance of Woodland Creek. Specialty art stores and galleries attract visitors year round. Sooke is located 20 minutes from the Western Communities major shopping hub in Langford, which includes most major national retailers. Victoria is located 40 minutes from Sooke and offers all of the major services of a capital city including an international airport, float plane and helicopter terminals in the Victoria harbour with easy access to Vancouver and Seattle as well as an abundance of shopping and services including major health care facilities.
Sooke enjoys some of the newest schools in the school district. There are four elementary schools including one French immersion school, one middle school, and one high school. The high school, middle school, and the French immersion school are all recently built. Ecole Poirer (K-5) and Journey Middle School (6-8) are directly adjacent to Woodland Creek. There are preschools and daycares located throughout the Sooke community.
Sooke is serviced by BC Transit. Buses service the Sooke to Victoria routes on a regular scheduled basis. The schools have a bus program that services the whole area. A network of trails and sidewalks connect Woodland Creek with several schools and the downtown area.