Trip Planner: Canada / British Columbia / Vancouver Island / Victoria Capital Regional District / Sooke / Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
Make a splash at Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, 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. Using our world travel planner, Sooke attractions like Sooke Potholes Provincial Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Sooke Potholes Provincial Park Reviews
Drove here on an afternoon out from Victoria. Lovely coastal drive and easily signposted to the park. A little bit confusing when you arrived as to where to park and at which car park you were at... more »
The Sooke Potholes are beautiful. Combination of pools of water, and running water over rocks. No salmon when we went there, but they come up during spawning season. more »
Absolutely beautiful park. The potholes of water were incredible fun and refreshing to swim in. They also had an abandoned castle with beautiful graffiti but it is closed off to public. A must visit if you’re in Vancouver island.
This place is beautiful!! I go every summer. There are multiple swimming places, many you just have to climb down to. There is a shallow area I always see families near the "entrance". If you want to hike, park at the lower parking lots, but if you want to swim, you want to be at the further parking spots. You will still have to walk 10-15 mins to any good spot.
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