A town of 11,620, is a very pleasant village and welcomes visitors to relax, offering a wide selection to choose from: - Golfing, cycling, fresh and salt water fishing, kayaking, canoeing, tennis, hiking, or just explore plenty of beaches and parks. Take a short drive around the east side of Sooke Harbour to East Sooke Regional Park. Learn about the 19th century pioneer life at the Sooke's museum. Fish for salmon, halibut and trout. Spend a day swimming and relaxing at Sooke Potholes, a series of natural rock pools in the Sooke River. Hike or bike along the Galloping Goose Trail from Sooke, all the way to the historic Leechtown. For hours of enjoyable recreation take the West Coast Road (Hwy 14). Plan to stop along the way to walk beaches, hike through forests, or just view the ocean. Farther along, visit French Beach Provincial, and then explore the China Beach, the beginning of the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. Sooke offers plenty of accommodations.