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Welcome to the What The Sooke!?, Sooke’s only community and real estate blog. Here you will find articles and videos about the community of Sooke, British Columbia, near Victoria on the southwest corner of Vancouver Island, as well as real estate advice, statistics, and more.

This blog grew out of my previous one, 642 used to be the sole telephone exchange for Sooke (all numbers started with 642). Now that we’re a thriving metropolis with several other exchanges and even another  area code (778), the name made less sense, especially to newcomers. I registered a few years ago and had always thought I could come up with a use for it. So, here you are.

History, real estate listings, business profiles, events, activities, and more are topics covered. Sooke events? Let me know. Starting a new business? I’ll get the word out, free. You will also find helpful articles about buying and selling sooke real estate, investing in real estate, Sooke and Victoria MLS® statistics, and other information about homes and condos in Sooke, and other areas near Victoria, British Columbia.

This blog is administered and written by Tim Ayres, a Sooke REALTOR® with Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty. WhatTheSooke?! logo by Jason van der Valk and Inktvis Creative.

Tim Ayres

Tim Can be reached via e-mail at, on the Web at, or at 250-885-0512.