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Sooke Potholes

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Address: Sooke River Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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These rock formations have become a popular local swimming area.

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Lots of water

It was a pretty place with a lot of water moving through. Also a pretty falls on the drive up. Be sure to stay in the designated viewing areas.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a pretty place with a lot of water moving through. Also a pretty falls on the drive up. Be sure to stay in the designated viewing areas.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our short hike to the Sooke Potholes on the Sooke River. It was very scenic and we wished that we had had more time!

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitor and locals love this place especially in the summer. Lovely trails meander through the forests. The sound of the cool refreshing water is ever present. The potholes are spectacular.

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Sooke
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short drive off Hwy 14 to a very scenic area and good area for day hikes, photography, picnics and relaxing. Suitable area for parking

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little place! I like that there are some bigger campsites for trailers but wish there were more. it's kept quieter, and is close to the water. I think wood was a bit pricey and there was an issue with wasps, but overall we enjoyed our stay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is beautiful park, almost think it's the hidden "jem" of the Sooke area. Easy drive with lot's of vehicle parking at this time of the year. Once you park your vehicle, it's downward / safe walk to the view points, however it's well worth anyones time to take in the sites & sounds. Even on a rainy day!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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 can also hike around an area where the salmon are working hard to swim up the river to spawn. It is a little sad to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The potholes regional park is amazing, not only is the river beautiful for hiking, swimming, or snorkelling but the surrounding hills are filled with great hikes. Every time I go I find something new!

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