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East Sooke Regional Park, Vancouver Island

East Sooke Regional Park is located on British Colombia's beautiful Vancouver Island. This park is a perfect place to explore Vancouver island's wild side with kids. From gorgeous rain forests, tide pools, and sheltered coves, there is something for everyone at East Sooke. Read on for our full review of East Sooke Regional Park, a perfect family friendly spot to the spend the day!



East Sooke Regional Park is a beautiful area on the coast with over 31 miles of trails along beautiful rugged coastline, forest, marshes, and meadows. It's a perfect area for some picnicking and beach play or a great place if you're interested in a good hike! Kids can play on the beach all day or, if you're looking for something slightly more adventurous, you can hike one of the many miles of beautiful and rugged trails.


What we love about East Sooke Regional Park


  • Really awesome varied terrain. There are beaches, bays, cliffs, meadows, grassy areas, rain forests and beautiful views of the strait of Juan De Fuca.

  • There are loads of places to enjoy a superb picnic.

  • The beach has soft white sand ( in some areas), perfect for kids and building sand castles!

  • The park is an amazing place to do some birding as there are tons of different birds species who frequent this park, so bring your binoculars!


Things of note


  • Trails are not stroller friendly

  • Some of the trails are rated moderate to difficult by other hiking families.

  • Dogs are allowed on leash.

  • There are some spots along the coast trails that have steep drop offs.


Videos of East Sooke Regional Park


Check out the below video on East Sookes Regional Park by islandrambles if you're looking for an idea on what the landscape looks likes.

Check out the below video on East Sookes Regional Park by Seth Miller if you're looking for an idea on what the hiking trails and general trail terrain look like.


Helpful Links


Map of East Sooke

https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/find-park-trail/east-sooke

https://www.alltrails.com/parks/canada/british-columbia/east-sooke-regional-park


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