Vancouver Island offers lots of recreational activities to keep you busy while staying at Madrona Cove House. We have compiled a list of travel resources including local restaurants, area attractions, and information about Sooke to assist you on your holiday. Stay active or just kick back and relax at our private vacation home.
Information on travel, tourism, recreation, hiking, cycling, fishing, whale watching, eco-tours, business and real estate in Sooke, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
(250) 642-3421 – 1528 Wiffin Spit Road Sooke Rated #1 Gourmet magazine Amazing food, Spectacular setting!
(250) 642-0011 – West coast dining experience with a breathtaking view.
(250) 642 5942 – Pub style seafood, beef, burgers and appetizers.
(250) 642-3314 – 2036 Shields Road Sooke. 60’s style diner
Beecher Bay Marina, East Sooke. 241 Becher Bay Rd
11am-7pm, Summer only, healthy food salads and sandwiches – beautiful location seasonal hours.
Shirley Delicious Cafe
(778) 528-2888 – 2794 Sheringham Point Rd, Shirley, BC V9Z 1G4
(250)-474-5576 – 4492 Happy Valley Rd Metchoisin. Café with hearty portions & pizza
(250) 642 6833 – 6-6726 West Coast Rd.
(250) 642 0566 – Burgers & more 2038 Otter Point Rd. Sooke
(250) 642-9900 – Cold Beer & Wine Store 6309 Sooke
(250) 642-3333 – Fax: 474-2957 – 6858 West Coast Rd, Sooke
West Coast wilderness awaits you at East Sooke Regional Park. Experience it as you hike along the windswept rocky coast, over dry hilltops, through dark rain forest to sheltered coves
Potholes Regional Park is located on the banks of the spectacular Sooke River. Enjoy the views, explore the trails or take a refreshing dip on a hot summer day!
Goose is your trail. You can cycle, walk, run, jog, in-line skate, wheelchair, push a stroller, walk the dog, ride a horse, spend a quiet Sunday afternoon, push yourself through the entire trail, or take a 15 minute break on this multi-use, 100 kilometre former railway line, now a regional trail.
This 59 hectare park along the spectacular Strait of Juan de Fuca offers beautiful trails, whale watching, secluded campsites and waterfront picnic areas. Great group facilities for weddings and large gatherings.
The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail Provincial Park located on the south western shores of Vancouver Island. This hiking area stretches along forty-seven kilometres of wild and beautiful rain-forest coastline, cradled between Port Renfrew at the west end and Jordan River at the east end. Spectacular beaches and hiking trails.
Halibut & Salmon, fish Victoria to Sooke- 25 1/2 Foot Bay Liner with a stand up cabin and head
Enjoy the ultimate in west coast fishing adventures on the 37′ Troller, “SIDETRACK I”
We offer a fully catered guided westcoast salmon fishing experience. Full day bookings include lunch, and for all other bookings we provide refreshments and snacks – (250) 514-5611
Be it bush trails, mountain trails, or logging roads, an experienced local biker will guide you over hundreds of kilometres of trails. Many trip options!
Kayaking, Kayak Surfing, Sailing, Skydiving, Whale Watching, Caving, Hiking Tours, Scuba Diving, Bungy Jumping – (250) 642-2159
6707 West Coast Rd. Sooke – (250) 642 3123
1824 Store Street Victoria BC – (250) 381-4233
# 1 1610 Island Highway Victoria BC – (250) 391 1890
# 105 1790 Old Island Highway Victoria – (250) 478-4488.
Full service dive store with Air, Equipment Sales, Rentals, and Tech Services
Located a short drive or a leisurely walk from the downtown harbour, just off Fort Street at 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC, Canada, Craigdarroch Castle is a beautiful historic Victorian-era mansion, built in the 1890s by wealthy BC coal baron Robert Dunsmuir.
Show-casing British Columbia’s rich maritime heritage, from tales of ghost ships haunting the Vancouver Island coast to the harrowing round-the-world voyage of the Tilikum to the design of our 19th century courtroom, the Maritime Museum has much to offer.
Hatley Park is one of Canada’s largest and most diverse National Historic Sites. At the centre is a magnificent castle built in 1908 by former British Columbia Premier and coal baron, James Dunsmuir.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is a public art museum dedicated to the celebration of art. With vision, leadership and scholarship, we will engage and inspire diverse audiences through exhibition, interpretation and stewardship of the collection.
Explore Canada’s Chinese heritage first hand. Discover the ancient cultures that continue to enrich life here. Absorb Old Chinatown; a living Museum.
A great place to visit and celebrate BC’s 150 th Aniversary.
The National Geographic Theatre is located in Victoria, BC Canada. Our 406 seat theatre features the 2-D IMAX Experience; with a projected area more than 6 stories high and 70 feet wide, up to 10 times larger than conventional screens, filling the viewer’s entire field of vision. The theatre gives you the most powerful and involving film experience, bringing images to life with 12,000 watts of IMAX Digital surround sound.
5071 West Saanich Road, Victoria – (250) 363-8262.
Nestled in the forest overlooking the Sooke Hills, Le Sooke Spa offers a tranquil escape for the Body Mind and Spirit.
Twice a year local artists open their studios to the public, but many are also open by appointment. For more information about the featured artists and the tour dates check out their website.
As well as being a work class, award winning restaurant and hotel. The Sooke Harbour House is a haven for local artists work. If you like art, the Art Of Sooke Harbour House is a must see! It is a wonderful selection of local art, both inside the inn and artfully placed around the gardens and exterior.
BC’s first Meadery and purveyor of fine honey bee products. Farm tours – (250) 642-1956
Organic Produce and free-range organic eggs and chicken in season. Wood fired baked bread, freshly baked pies & muffins.
5717 East Sooke Rd. Market on Saturdays between 11AM – 3PM. Other arrangements can be made by phone (250) 642-7349 or e-mail Ragley@telus.net
Throughout the seasons there is always something of interest in the various gardens: from the fragrant, winter blooming shrubs, to the fresh delights of spring, to the abundance of summer colour, to the grand finale of autumn.
Victoria’s Hidden Treasure Ancient forests, Edwardian gardens, and a Castle by the Sea.
The Government House grounds embrace 14.6 hectares (36 acres), including 8.9 hectares (22 acres) of a rare Garry Oak ecosystem, and 5.7 hectares (14 acres) of formal gardens.
Madrona Cove is one of Vancouver Island’s best kept secrets. A magnificent vacation home treasure waiting for you!