Sooke Potholes, Sooke

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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. Using our world travel planner, Sooke attractions like Sooke Potholes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • breath taking views and scenery. Walk down any path near the parking areas and you will see rushing water, mossy green trees and rocks to walk around.  more »
  • I have been dreaming of going to Sooke Potholes since I moved to the island three years ago, but never got the chance. This August I did however and it was almost everything that I could have asked fo...  more »
  • A beautiful area to explore - pools of clear water, cliffs and hiking trails. Trails are well groomed and well marked. Bear sighting warning when appropriate.  more »

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