Pub in Port Renfrew

Renfrew Pub

Summer drinking here is all about snagging a spot on the patio alongside the wharf. On lazy days, it's hard to peel yourself away from the shimmering shoreline views, especially if you've a round or two of BC...

Park in Sooke & Around

Juan de Fuca Provincial Park

A rough and rugged wilderness swath with a wave-crashing coastline where whales, otters and a multitude of marine life thrives. Old-growth forest, waterfalls and log-strewn beaches add to the appeal while camping...

Museum in Sooke & Around

Sooke Region Museum

This jam-packed community museum is like a 100-year-old attic turned inside-out. It illuminates the area's rugged pioneer days with dioramas, glass cases, clothing and old newspapers. Check out Moss Cottage in...

Park in Sooke & Around

Sooke Potholes Provincial Park

This relaxed park has been a favorite natural hangout among locals for generations. With the potholes (natural rock pools) carved into the river base during the last ice age, it's ideal for summertime swimming...

Cafe in Sooke & Around

Stick in the Mud Cafe

Fortify yourself with an 'eggamajig' (a tangy egg-filled English muffin) before hitting the Galloping Goose Trail – it’ll carry you an extra few miles. For more energy add a smoothie. The cafe is hidden behind a...

Cafe in Sooke & Around

Shirley Delicious Cafe

This rustic, locally beloved cafe located between Sooke and Jordan River is bristling with home-baked treats (pecan bars recommended), bulging sandwiches and hearty soups. On sunny days, snag an outside perch in...

Cafe in Port Renfrew

Coastal Kitchen Cafe

For a respite from campground pasta, this laid-back, locally loved hangout serves food to satisfy a post–West Coast Trail appetite with BC craft beers to wash it down. The menu highlight? Avocado toast with...

Cafe in Port Renfrew

Tomi’s Home Cookin’

Substantial muffins, soups, burritos, burgers and breakfast for returning Juan de Fuca and West Coast Trail hikers suffering from carbohydrate deficiencies. Look out for the red-painted little barn with a big...