"Is Sooke" Sooke by devmicha

Sooke Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 19 photos

Growing Up

The little town of sooke (about 1 hour north of Victoria, B.C.) is growing up. During the 2 years I lived the the population was so small that we all has the same 3 number prefix to our phone number (642) and we all had the same postal code which was on the sign at our post office (Vos 1N0).
Sooke had a skating rink and a forest museum (kind of).. There were the Potholes for swimming, Wiffin' Spit for walking (and Tsunami Watching...) And many great prvivincialparks if you just kept going North.
There was one greesy spoon and one ghinese food place and one pub.
Today this little town is bursting with restaurants, spas, a Mc Donald's Subway and A&W Restaurant. There are 2 grocery stores and TWO (counth thm TWO) Traffic lights!!!
The trafic is actually starting to get heavy and now you have to pay for parking AND camping at all private and public parks.
The saddest thing of all is the Sooke Potholes. Great cool deep pools in the Sooke Rver where we could always get together and just relax ans swim. Where you could hike and play and just have fun.
They are private now and the word is soon they will be open to the public no more.
Good-bye fond memories Hello Parking lot!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Keep going and you wll have a grat time on the beach!!
  • Cons:Little town grows up - never pretty!
  • In a nutshell:See it before it is gone!
  • Intro Written Aug 11, 2004
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  • Carmanah's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2007 at 11:55 AM

    Just spent a weekend around Sooke, and yeah, it's growing up. It's too bad there's so much development going up where there used to be forested land.

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