Sooke Potholes, Sooke
(4.3/5 based on 260+ 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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  • Even in the pouring rain, it is worth having a wander around the area. There are several trails, which seem not very technical. The lookout is worth viewing from. Just before reaching the potholes you...  more »
  • Beautiful place! Rugged, gorgeous area. We didn't know abou this place, a friend of ours that worked years ago in Sooke in the RCMP told us to check it out. A Must see! 
  • Toured the ruins of the hotel and viewed the potholes. A fantastic swimming hole on a hot summer day. Be cautious if you have young children