Sooke Potholes, Sooke

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Geologic Formation
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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  • Did a walk up from the provincial park (where parking is free) to the regional park (where it's not). You get to walk and see the river and how it cuts through the rock. I was expecting smooth sandsto...  more »
  • We turned up, drove on the through road past a car park and there was a black bear in the way! One of the highlights of my trip. According to the park warden, a very rare sighting! Once he was out the...  more »
  • Great place to hike . Beautiful surroundings! Grab a picnic or what have you and enjoy the scenery! Cold water on a hot day!  more »