Posted by: cherylyoung | October 21, 2013

There’s not a finer place in the world to take a swim then Sooke B.C

There’s not a finer place in the world to take a swim then Sooke B.C

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Sooke PotHoles

Swimming in Sooke, BC

Sooke PotHoles Regional Park is a swimmers

 paradise located on the banks of the spectacular

Sooke River.

Enjoy the views, explore the trails or take a

 refreshing dip ona hot summer day!

Just a 30 minute car ride beyond the urban core,

the Sooke potholes are one of the more popular

 swimming spots in the capital region.

Pick any Sunday during the dog days of summer.

Chances are it’s sunny, about 25 degrees outside

 and you wish you could peel your skin off to beat

the heat.

But instead of practicing your

Robbie Robertson impersonations,

why not just go to the beach instead.

If you’re willing to travel somewhere picturesque,

then the Sooke Potholes is where you should

 be headed.

This cool swimming spot is a scenic half hour

drive from the city centre.

Most traces of Victoria disappear the closer you

 get to Sooke and are replaced with lush forests

and single lane traffic each way along Sooke Road.

The water is clear and cool, and the scenery looks

a lot like a Tourism B.C. brochure photo shoot.

But just because this place is tucked away off the

Sooke River, and is at least half an hour outside

of Victoria by car, that doesn’t mean  it isn’t popular

with locals.

Parking can be a problem during the peak of summer.

Either get down to the river early or be prepared to

park further up the road.

There’s more to the Sooke Potholes than just

 swimming.

A small creek runs under a wooden bridge on the

 way from the parking lot.

Further upstream along the creek, there is a modest,

 but photo worthy spot, complete with a waterfall,

mossy rocks and shallow pools of clear water.

Since most people will be heading for the beach,

there’s a chance that you will have this waterfall

to yourself for a while.

CHERYL HOLMES YOUNG

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY B.C  www.cherylyoung.ca

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