Sooke is located about 45 minutes west of Victoria on the coast of Vancouver Island. This area is considered part of the Greater Victoria region and has much to offer in terms of an outdoor lifestyle. Sooke provides access to the West Coast Trail, the Galloping Goose Trail, and a number of provincial parks. It offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities like fishing, boating, hunting, hiking and horseback riding. Sooke is also known for its wealth of painters, writers, sculptors, potters, fabric artists, jewellery crafters and more. Sooke has a number of private and public guesthouses that make it easy to visit and to view Sooke real estate. The new wilderness highway between Sooke and Lake Cowichan provides quick access to the mid-Island area. For more information, visit the website of The District of Sooke.
Sooke real estate
The housing market in Sooke consists of mobile homes, condos, single family homes, and affordable lots and land. If you’re considering building a home in the Greater Victoria area, have a look at some of the lots for sale in the link below. Sooke is a wonderful place for first-time buyers and young couples or retirees looking for an affordable condominium. Many have water views that will allow you to enjoy spectacular sunsets. If you’re interested in receiving the newest listings before they show on the MLS, please contact one of our sales professionals for a personal consultation.
Sooke was first inhabited by the T’sou-ke peoples who were drawn to the thriving salmon river in Sooke harbour. In the mid-1800’s, the Hudsons Bay Company established a trading post in Victoria and settlers from Europe soon followed. The first sawmill was water-powered and was quickly followed by a steam-driven mill. The developing forest industry became the primary economic force and the largest employers. In the early 1900’s, salmon fishing became the mainstay of the economy due to advances in commercial fish traps.
- North Sooke
- Milne’s Landing
- Sunriver Estates
- Sooke Town Centre or “Upsooke”
- Broom Hill
- Whiffin Spit
- Otter Point
- Kemp Lake
- Colwood Elementary School
- Crystal View Elementary School
- David Cameron Elementary
- Hans Helgesen Elementary School
- Happy Valley Elementary School
- École John Stubbs Memorial School
- Lakewood Elementary School
- Millstream Elementary School
- Ruth King Elementary School
- Sangster Elementary School
- Savory Elementary School
- Willway Elementary School
- Wishart Elementary School
- Sooke & Port Renfrew
- John Muir Elementary School
- Poirier Elementary School
- Port Renfrew Elementary School
- Saseenos Elementary School
- Sooke Elementary School
Sooke has a temperate climate that is usually classified as Marine west coast (Cfb), with mild, damp winters and relatively dry and mild summers. It is sometimes classified as a Mediterranean climate (Csb). In the summer, daily temperatures can rise above 30°C while in the winter freezing overnight temperatures are rare. Nearly two thirds of the annual precipitation falls during the four wettest months, November to February with snow being a rare treat.
Due to its mild climate, Victoria and its surrounding area (southeastern Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, and parts of the Lower Mainlandand Sunshine Coast) is home to many rare, native plants found nowhere else in Canada, including Quercus garryana (Garry oak), Arctostaphylos columbiana (Hairy manzanita), and Canada’s only broad leaf evergreen tree, Arbutus menziesii (Pacific madrone). Many of these species exist here at the northern end of their range, and are found as far south as Central and Southern California, and even parts of Mexico.
Sooke is a suburb of Victoria, B.C.
Easy commute to Victoria downtown by bus or car
Waterfront setting with marina and trails
Mediterranean climate with mild snowless winters and comfortable summers
Ideally situated for urban and wilderness adventures