Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, Sooke

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#5 of 10 in Parks in Sooke
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  • Very easy parking. Lovely area to explore! We loved the rushing water and waterfalls. The Sooke potholes are among the river that is wonderful to walk around and fairly easy to get down to th water. W...  more »
  • We were visiting this beautiful area in October and looking for something to do in this quiet part of the island. I read reviews about Pothole and because many of them were lackluster almost did not g...  more »
  • The Potholes are a impressive natural occurrence in the Sooke River. 15000 years ago there was glacial activity that carved perfect swimming holes (potholes) out of the rock with rushing pressurized w...  more »
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  • I used to bring young YMCA campers here long before it had Park Rules and Restrictions. However, 45 years later, the park is still very accessible, with beautiful groomed trails and lots of parking. Good ice cream too!
  • Great swimming hole(s). Good spot for kids, nice shallow slow moving water. Water is nice and clean. Out houses are about story 😐
  • This is a cool place,Don't tear it down,Turn a lemon into a enterprise of fun. The Sooke Pot Holes is unique in more ways than one.An attempt to build a resort failed because of the economic times.The graffiti art that covers the wall is impressive pop art.The day we were there the place was crawling with youth that were having a party.Have fun and play safe
  • A beautiful place to explore! I've only been here twice. Once in the summer and once in November. In the summer, this is a very popular swimming spot. All the parking lots were full and there was a lineup for a spot. At the last parking lot, the outhouse was overflowing and filthy, even though there was a park attendant standing nearby. If you're coming for a swim, you'll have to deal with all this. For me, I prefer to enjoy the nature in peace and stay away from the crowds. When I came in November, the forest was green and lush. I hiked up to Mary Vine Falls, which was bursting with action. My 5 stars are for the location and nature, not the summer busyness or the lack of cleanliness during peak times.
  • Beautiful and easy access. Amazing waterfalls and great trails. See something new every time I go.

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