Victoria – East Sooke Park & Sooke Potholes Adventure (6-12 hrs)
East Sooke Park & Sooke Potholes Adventure (7-12 Hours)
This tour is noted as one of Canada’s premiere day walks. A 50-minute scenic guided drive from Victoria to the Sooke River Potholes, carved naturally 15,000 years ago, then walk through the wonderful and rugged western coastline of British Columbia to experience the ancient First Nations petroglyphs
Explore the unique ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest’s temperate rain forest. On this leisurely and captivating series of walks with your personal Eco-Guide you will touch, discover and treasure all the secrets of Canada’s most scenic coastline. From <your Victoria hotel>, you’ll enjoy a brief charming drive through the heart of this quaint historic city as we take you north for a 50 minute scenic guided drive to the Sooke River Potholes, where you’ll marvel at a series of deep, polished rock pools and potholes carved naturally into the bedrock of the Sooke River and wish you’d brought your swimming suit. Glacial action 15,000 years ago is responsible carving a path deep into the natural bedrock. It’s a sight to behold. From here you’ll go explore a classic west coast town, Sooke and enjoy a gem, a “Best of the Locals” oceanfront restaurant for a delicious 2-course lunch.
After lunch we’ll visit East Sooke Park. On this fantastic 45 minute walk each way, your Eco-guide will highlight the mag of the wild, wonderful and rugged coastline of British Columbia, a snapshot of the ageless struggle between land and sea. Interactive and outdoors, it’s a perfect walk for those who want to see BC’s outdoor splendour. You’ll explore a protected coastal trail featuring jagged bluffs with stunning mountain and ocean views. Before you know it, your camera will be out snapping photos of ocean vistas crashing at your feet. Keep your eyes open for a seals swimming, and eagles or turkey vultures high above. On this excursion you’ll learn about the ancient petroglyphs, images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, or abrading, as a form of rock art at Alldridge Point, a designated BC Provincial Heritage Site. The petroglyphs on the rock cliffs were made by the ‘First Nations’ Coast Salish peoples who have lived on this land for millennium. Your guide will interpret all you see and inspire you with coastline anecdotes and natural history. If you desire to walk a ‘nature’s path less traveled’, then this trip is for you! This is noted as one of Canada’s premiere day walks.