East Sooke Regional Park is a large (1433.94 hectares) diverse park within the District of Sooke, about a half an hour (depending on traffic) from Victoria BC.
You can find real west coast wilderness if you visit East Sooke Regional Park, and it comes in several flavours! There are 50 kms of trails through dark rainforest, windswept rocky coast, over dry hilltops, and through grassy fields to sheltered coves. These trails range from easy to challenging, so be sure to find out before you go.
Explore East Sooke Park beginning at one of three points of entry:
Anderson Cove is where you’ll find the start of trails that lead to Babbington Hill and Mount Maguire. The reward for your effort is sweeping views of the Olympic Peninsula.
Aylard Farm offers the least challenging trails for those looking for a relaxing stroll through open fields to a petite beach chock full of intertidal life. From here the more intrepid may head inland for some hill climbing or a serious hike along the rugged Coast Trail.
Pike Road provides the most westerly access to East Sooke Park as well as to the Coast Trail. You can follow an old logging road that meanders through forest to meadow and beach.
How to Get to East Sooke Regional Park
Aylard Farm Entrance
Take the Trans-Canada Highway from Victoria, and take the #10 exit to Colwood. Follow the Old Island Highway as it turns into Sooke Road then turn left on Gillespie Road. Turn left on East Sooke Road, then right on Becher Bay Road to reach the Aylard Farm entrance.
Anderson Cove Entrance
Follow the directions above to Gillespie Road but make a right turn onto East Sooke Road to reach the park entrance on the left.
Pike Road Entrance
Follow the directions above to Gillespie Road, then turn right on East Sooke Road and continue past the Anderson Cove park entrance. Turn left on Pike Road to reach the park entrance.
East Sooke Regional Park is open from sunrise to sunset. Visiting one of our beautiful regional parks is one of the best things to do in Victoria BC!