Things To Do

Testimonial for Stone’s Throw Cottage Sept 2011

We had a wonderful time at Stone’s Throw Cottage! It is a beautiful home! The views are stunning – we watched a large pod of Orcas from the deck – and the art throughout the home created a peaceful retreat. We really appreciate the ideas you gave us for hiking and eating. We visited most […]

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Inexpensive Things to do in Sooke

Walk on Whiffen Spit: Parking lot located at the end of Whiffen Spit Rd in Sooke. The April day I stood in East Sooke and saw someone walking their dog in sunshine drenched swirling mist on Whiffen Spit was the day I fell in love with Sooke. Whiffen Spit in all of its moods is […]

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Sooke’s Coffee Shops (with internet access)

Stick in the Mud. 6715 Eustace Rd, Sooke. Look for the sign at the corner of Eustace and Otter Point Rd., just one short block up from the Sooke Rd / Otter Point Rd intersection. Reading Room. Located in the Western Foods Shopping Centre in the far right corner as you face Western Foods. Serious Coffee. Located […]

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Fine Dining in the Sooke Region

Point-No-Point 250.646.2020. Waterfront with binoculars on the tables. Great sunsets. 20 minutes west of Sooke on West Coast Rd (beyond French Beach, but worth the trip). Try combining a hike (Sandcut Beach, Jordan River, French Beach, or China Beach) with lunch or dinner at Point-No-Point. Markus Wharfside 250.642.3596.http://www.markuswharfsiderestaurant.com/ Located at 1831 Maple Ave in Sooke. Has a view […]

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Things to do in Sooke

Whale Watching http://www.sookewhalewatching.com/ call 250.883.3256 or 250.642.2343. Bike and pedal kayak rentalshttp://www.westcoastoutdoor.ca/ 250.208.0802. Kayak rentals and tours http://www.rush-adventures.com/250.642.2159. Fishing Charters http://www.markgrantfishing.com/250.744.0576 or 250.642.3904. Zip-lining http://www.adrenalinezip.com/ 250.642.1933.  

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Where to go Mountain Biking in Sooke

Sooke offers mountain bikers of all skill levels trails that will thrill and challenge. The primary locations are Broom Hill and Harbourview Rd. While it is legal to enter these areas, entering is done at your own risk. Please use common sense regarding your safety. Respect others using the area, and please respect wildlife. Directions: […]

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Sooke’s Hamburger Establishments

On a vacation there are times when you need a burger with fries, and wouldn’t it be nice to have something other than the fast food you can find at home? Stickleback West Coast Eatery at 5449 Sooke Rd: This is the new best burger I have ever had. Stickleback also has has some nice […]

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Sandcut Beach — a Day Trip

Sandcut Beach is almost unknown, even to local people. There are no signs and no “improvements” for parking or access to the beach. If you are looking for a peaceful walk through a forest of giant coastal spruce and douglas fir, with a scenic beach at the other end, you have come to the right […]

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East Sooke’s Best Walks

Everyone wants a nice place to walk near a vacation home they have rented for the weekend. If you have a dog, a hike can turn your holiday into a real adventure. Pet friendly Andover Cottage is a short drive away from three terrific trails; Aylard Farm, Anderson Cove, and Iron Mine Bay. Last weekend, […]

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Welcome to the Island Vacation Homes Blog!

The purpose of this blog is inform you about things to do in the Sooke area. Many opportunities for fun and relaxation in Sooke are almost unknown. This is part of Sooke’s charm. You can come here, ride a bike, go kayaking, or find a nice restaurant and feel like you are finding something wonderful […]

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