The map below shows some of the neighbourhood amenities that are within 15 minutes of walking distance from 2068 Townsend Road in Sooke, BC.
The Walk Score on this addy is lower than you might expect. This might be due to Walk Score not accurately representing walkability in small towns.
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Get To Know Sooke, British Columbia: Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea
- Sooke is a district municipality on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada, 38 kilometres by road from Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Sooke, the westernmost of Greater Victoria’s Western Communities, is to the north and west of the Sooke Basin.
- Sooke is a vibrant, dynamic and welcoming community. Located close to nature, this town’s motto of “Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea” speaks to the environmental riches of the area. Small but quickly growing community of about 14,000 reside on the west coast area of Vancouver Island.
- Sooke’s popularity as a scenic tourist destination has existed for generations. Well-known destinations in Sooke, such as Whiffin Spit Park, the Sooke Potholes Regional Park and adjacent Sooke Potholes Provincial Park attract visitors both locally and from around the world. Sooke is also home to the Sooke Region Museum and Visitor Centre; where visitors and locals are able to get information on regional attractions and history. The area’s popularity has increased as a base for visiting the wilderness parks of Vancouver Island’s southwest coast — the West Coast Trail and the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park which includes the now highly popular Juan de Fuca Marine Trail.
- Sooke, BC is also famous for its beaches just on the outskirts of its neighbouring communities such as Shirley and Jordan River. These beaches include Sandcut, French beach, Fishboat bay, China beach, Mystic beach and more.
- Mountain biking is growing popularity in British Columbia, and Sooke is establishing itself as a destination for the sport. As one of the oldest settlements on Vancouver Island’s West Coast, Sooke appears to have been specifically located with recreational fishing in mind.
- Sooke is a part of the School District 62 Sooke. There is one high school, Edward Milne Community School, and one junior high school, Journey Middle School. The four elementary schools in the area are John Muir (in the town’s west end), Sooke Elementary (town centre), the French immersion Ecole Poirier (town centre), and Saseenos Elementary (east end). Continuing adult education programs are offered by the Edward Milne Community School (EMCS) Society, which also operates with day, evening and weekend programs. The closest post-secondary institutions are Royal Roads University and Camosun College‘s Interurban campus.
- This area borders Sooke Basin and Sooke Harbour. Both the harbour and basin are well protected from offshore winds providing excellent kayaking opportunities, sheltered boat launch ramps, moorage, whale watching tours and charter fishing guides.
- One of the fastest growing areas of Vancouver Island, Sooke Recorded growth rates of 2.5 per cent in 2019, the second fastest growing Capital Regional District area after Langford.