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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  • It was a pretty place with a lot of water moving through. Also a pretty falls on the drive up. Be sure to stay in the designated viewing areas. 
  • We enjoyed our short hike to the Sooke Potholes on the Sooke River. It was very scenic and we wished that we had had more time! 
  • Visitor and locals love this place especially in the summer. Lovely trails meander through the forests. The sound of the cool refreshing water is ever present. The potholes are spectacular.