We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sooke Potholes

Sooke River Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
Review Highlights
Nice walk

It was a nice walk. They charge $2.25 to park in the regional park. There is 3 parking lots. Drive... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brent K
Kamloops, Canada
via mobile
Very fun family place

Nice for all ages, to walk along the river and stop at one of the many pot holes. Set your picnic... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Santa Barbara, California
Read all 303 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
These rock formations have become a popular local swimming area.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“swimming hole” (13 reviews)
“clear water” (5 reviews)
“parking lot” (19 reviews)
Sooke River Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
Write a Review
Reviews (303)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 303 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a nice walk. They charge $2.25 to park in the regional park. There is 3 parking lots. Drive and do the short walks in the first 3 and park in the last one. The 2nd parking lot is okay. I enjoyed the views....More

Thank Brent K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice for all ages, to walk along the river and stop at one of the many pot holes. Set your picnic up on a flat rock, then jump into the freezing water for a dip so that you can lay out in the hot sun...More

Thank sandeepants
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did a walk up from the provincial park (where parking is free) to the regional park (where it's not). You get to walk and see the river and how it cuts through the rock. I was expecting smooth sandstone for some unknown reason but the...More

1  Thank YVRcockroach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up, drove on the through road past a car park and there was a black bear in the way! One of the highlights of my trip. According to the park warden, a very rare sighting! Once he was out the way we headed...More

Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to hike . Beautiful surroundings! Grab a picnic or what have you and enjoy the scenery! Cold water on a hot day!

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about this place by a local. We found the parking lots (very reasonable) and set off for the Sooke river. Found it and it was ok. Then we went to the second parking lot and found the pot holes. Great place for...More

Thank Monte M
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Not a far drive from the village of Sooke. Nice trails, beautiful scenery of the the water. A must do if staying in Sooke!

Thank SNix0n
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Cooler weekend weather is not when one swims in Sooke however we decided to stop by Sooke potholes as we had time before checking into Point No Point. Both ASPEN and my husband Ron really enjoyed the sights and sound of the river. Spending time...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We went up here on a sunny day. The old lodge was amazing to see, but it is too bad it was all fenced up. There were a bunch of people inside the fence, they must have found a way in. The river was flowing...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Took our dogs for a quick swim. Great place, we chose to go when it wasn't busy. It was very nice and clean.

Thank Liam S
Nearby Restaurants
Mom's Cafe
307 reviews
5.80 km away
Little Vienna Bakery Cafe & Marketplace
188 reviews
5.89 km away
The Stick In The Mud Coffee House
132 reviews
5.73 km away
Route 14
85 reviews
5.68 km away
Nearby Attractions
French Beach Provincial Park
153 reviews
7.05 km away
The Sooke Region Museum
92 reviews
4.94 km away
Ed Macgregor Park
46 reviews
6.23 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Judy S
Are dogs allowed in this Park?
21 June 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from WilmaFee2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, great place to walk dogs
Denise C
public transportation cafe, stores pubs?
26 July 2015|
Response from algonquin29 | Reviewed this property |
There is a municipal bus service from Victoria to Sooke. Sooke itself has several coffee shops, some good restaurants and more. There is a pub in Sooke plus another on the way out to Sooke about halfway between Langford and... More
Denise C
where are the camping spots in relation to swimming?
26 July 2015|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from June864 | Reviewed this property |
At the end of the road going to the lake.