Located west of Victoria, Sooke became incorporated in 1999. Sooke is divided into distinct areas known as Sooke Village, East Sooke, Broomhill, Saseenos, Sooke River, Whiffin Spit and "the West Coast Road". There is a growing business section in the downtown core, good schools, sports facilities and an excellent museum.
Sooke offers a variety of recreational activities reflecting its natural surroundings. Excellent fishing, boating, hunting, hiking and horseback riding are available. The area contains an abundance of lakes, parks and nature trails including the Galloping Goose linear park, East Sooke Park, Sooke Pot Holes, the well-known Sooke Harbour, the world-renowned West Coast and Juan de Fuca Trails as well as Botanical Beach at Port Renfrew. Sooke also offers great surfing and whale watching.
Sooke is a popular tourist area boasting the world famous Sooke Harbor House and a large number of private bed and breakfast facilities and country lodges tucked away in the woods and usually on the waterfront. It also has a local government wharf and private marinas.
Sooke falls under the jurisdiction of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The community has a volunteer fire department. Parts of the community are served by a municipal water system however there are large areas that are served by private wells and community water systems. Garbage collection is done on a private basis.
For more information, visit the website of The District of Sooke.