One of the most enchanting places I visited on
Vancouver Island is the
Sooke Potholes Regional Park.
Cast your mind back thousands of years
to the age of glaciers. Now imagine
the slow movement of tons of ice and snow
carving out a path along this stretch of the landscape.
Large boulders were caught in depressions in
the bedrock and slowly twirled and ground their
marks to form bowl shaped holes. These holes eventually filled
with the rushing waters of today's Sooke River.
And Sooke Potholes was born.
Today, the Sooke River is home
to coho and chinook salmon as well as
a variety of water and shore birds.
Sooke River is the second largest river on southern
Vancouver Island. And definitely worth a visit.
She runs cold and clear as she tickles and drops her
way to the Sooke Basin and
eventually into Juan de Fuca Strait.
Sooke Potholes Regional Park is
easily accessible for all ages and fitness levels.
A short drive from Victoria will
put you in the heart of the park.
And some pretty spectacular scenery.