Sooke Potholes, Sooke

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • Not exceptional, but certainly worth a visit. Parking close to the potholes no problem in September. 
  • The water in the river has made potholes in huge rocks. Salmon were swimming upstream. Absolutely fascinating to watch them. Beautiful easy hiking trails. Very well maintained park. 
  • We enjoyed swimming here, and it seemed to be pretty popular. It was difficult to find a parking spot. You had to pay for parking, but it was cheap. 
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