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East Sooke - Sooke - Jordan River

Discover Sooke’s Businesses for Visitors

Local businesses offer plenty of exciting activities in the area from touring one of the many nearby beaches to going on whale watching tours, fishing charters to shopping in the local stores or taking a spa day. Our visitor directory offers ideas on where to stay and eat and local guides that will make your stay in Sooke memorable.

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A Sea of Bloom

Artisan Goods, Gift Shop, Jewelry
Artisan Gifts
Located in the centre of Sooke, a boutique filled with a carefully curated selection of treasures that beautifully encapsulate the spirit of Sooke and Vancouver Island.

Juan de Fuca Gateway

Vacation Rental
Sleeps up to 2
1 Bedroom
Full Kitchen
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Work Space
Washer & Dryer
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Located minutes from Sooke centre and perfectly placed as the gateway to the Juan de Fuca and Sooke attractions.

Adrenaline Zipline Adventure Park

8 ziplines
Adventure ride
Big Zip
100' suspension bridge
Adrena Line offers an unforgettable experience where you can soar through the lush forest canopy with the birds. The zip line tours are a perfect way to explore the natural beauty of Vancouver Island, and the views are simply breathtaking.

Sooke Harbour Resort

Sleeps up to 8
2, 3 Bedroom
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Hot Tub
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High Speed
Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round oceanside getaway. 2 and 3 bedroom townhome vacation rentals.

Artisan’s Garden

Cafe, Gift Shop
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Coffee Bar
Gifts and Home Decor
Garden Centre
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Gluten Free
Discover Sooke’s most charming and delightful garden oasis and artisan marketplace.

SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort

Sleeps up to 10
1, 2, 3 Bedroom
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4 Room Types
Full Kitchen
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Private Balcony
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Luxury vacation rentals, perched cliffside above the ocean. High-end details and panoramic ocean views from every suite.
Artisan Goods, Gift Shop, Jewelry
Vacation Rental
Sleep up to 4
1 Bedroom

About Sooke and Area

Sooke Restaurants

Sooke is a burgeoning food paradise that caters to all palates. With its abundance of restaurants, breweries, cafes and food trucks, visitors can explore the local flavours from the comfort of their table.

From seafood dishes to traditional Canadian fare and culinary delights from around the world, Sooke offers something for everyone! You can find classic eateries or why not try exploring the local craft beer scene?

For a quirky culinary experience, try one of the many food trucks that roll around town offering up delicious food. Whether your craving is local seafood or something more exotic, you can find it in our restaurant directory.

Recommended Cafe’s:
• Artisans Garden
• Stick in The Mud

Sooke Hotels

Sooke offers a variety of accommodation options from luxurious hotels to cozy vacation rentals. Hotels and resorts offer stunning ocean views.

Travellers looking for a unique holiday experience can rent one of the many waterfront cabins or cottages that dot the beautiful Juan de Fuca coastline. Find the perfect place to stay on our Sooke accommodations page.

Recommended Hotels:
• Sooke Harbour Resort
• SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort

Sooke Activities

Sooke is brimming with countless exhilarating activities to partake in! Explore the area’s stunning beaches or join a whale-watching tour. If fishing charters and shopping excite you, this destination won’t disappoint! And if relaxation is your goal? Unwind with a day at the spa.

Sooke is known for its great fishing! 

In fact in 2023 it took second place in the list of the eight best fishing destinations in Canada. Because of this Sooke has some great fishing charter companies that we list in our directory. 

Our visitor activity directory offers an array of options for ideas to make memories here that will last forever.

Recommended Activities:
• Adrena Line (Zipline) 
• Calming Cedar Massage
• Susan Isaac Design (Glass Workshop)

Sooke Visitor Directory - Sitting on the patio at the Little Vienna Bakery Cafe in Sooke.
Sooke Point Ocean Resort balcony view over Juan de Fuca Strait on Vancouver Island
Kayaking on the Juan de fuca strait

Frequently Asked Questions

Sooke has many fishing charters in Sooke Basin operating from the Harbour Marina private docks in Sooke Harbour and East Sook’s Beacher Bay. Most carters offer fishing for Halibut and Salmon.

Yes! There are a few spa and wellness centers located in Sooke. You can relax and enjoy a massage, facial, mani-pedi or other treatments to refresh your body and mind while you’re here.

You can find listings for spas in our visitor directory. Enjoy your stay!

There is a variety of shops and boutiques to explore in Sooke. You can find unique clothing and souvenir stores, art galleries, home goods and more.

Our Sooke shopping directory has detailed listings of all the shopping options in Sooke.

Yes, Sooke has two hotels/resorts and is home to some of the top vacation rentals on Vancouver Island. To find out more visit our Sooke hotel listing directory.

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