Hikes in Sooke – Bluff Mountain Ridge Trail

What a beautiful day we had in Sooke this past Sunday. Sunny, warm, and still just mid-February. It’s no wonder my Saturday was spent showing folks from Alberta around our gorgeous region! My wife (who is 8 months pregnant), our 2-year old daughter and I decided we’d get outdoors and do a hike.

Sooke Parks in Profile: French Beach Provincial Park

French Beach Provincial Park is a 59 hectare (146 acre) camping and day-use provincial park, about 22 km from the centre of Sooke. It’s a scenic 15-20 minute drive along West Coast Road. Roughly triangular-shaped, the park fronts upon the Strait of Juan de Fuca and its sand-and-pebble beach is about a mile (1.6 km)Continue reading “Sooke Parks in Profile: French Beach Provincial Park”

Running, Jogging, and Walking in Sooke

I’d been meaning to write about this for a while, but my post about Fresh Fitness last week attracted a comment from reader Jenna K about good places to run in Sooke, and approximate distances. I’m back in training. I’ve been an avid runner for the past couple years, coming from a point where IContinue reading “Running, Jogging, and Walking in Sooke”

Sooke Parks and Trails Master Plan Open House Nov 26th

One of the best things about moving to Sooke is the excellent system of parks and trails our district enjoys. From Ed MacGregor Park and the waterfront boardwalk to the Galloping Goose Trail, there’s always something to do in some beautiful park in Sooke. Today when I went to grab the best cappuccino on theContinue reading “Sooke Parks and Trails Master Plan Open House Nov 26th”