Sooke Potholes, Sooke

(4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Make a splash at Sooke Potholes, one of the most popular spots in British Columbia to swim in a natural setting. Located in a 7.28 hectare (17.9 acre) regional park, the potholes were originally formed 15,000 years ago from glacial movement in the last ice age. Today the holes are are filled with clear, fresh water used for diving, swimming, and playing. You'll find picnic areas near the pools that offer a spot for resting as the river babbles alongside; watch Chinook salmon swim the currents. Restrooms are available in the car park. Put Sooke Potholes into our Sooke itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sooke.
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  • 2017 January. (think cold spell) All I did was look. :) I can see why this is popular in the summer. 
  • An easy trail that follows the river. Beautiful vistas of the river and rapids, surrounded by moss covered trees. Galloping goose trail is also in this area. A nice outing for all levels of fitness. 
  • Unique swim spot. Fun for the family. It can be a bit crowded on hot days but it is a beautiful spot to spend a day.