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Vancouver Island


Riding in Sooke
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Mountain and Ocean Views

Sooke is one of BC's fastest-growing communities and mountain biking has taken the reigns as one of its top outdoor recreational sports.

Check out Harbourview for trails that range from easy to challenging rides with exposed rock sections. The area's natural rock formations create exceptional features for technical riding, from drops to jumps. For more riding, head for Sooke Hills Wilderness for a backcountry riding area of unmarked trails waiting for those who want to explore.

The Sooke Potholes offer a refreshing post-ride dip on a sunny afternoon or stroll through East Sooke Regional Park for panoramic ocean views.

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Biking in Sooke

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Getting Here & Trail Access

Travel to Sooke for the trails.

Sooke is located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, just outside Victoria.

  • Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal - 37 km (23 mi), 35 minutes
  • Duncan - 55 km (34 mi), 1 hour
  • Nanaimo - 110 km (68 mi), 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Sooke - 40 km (25 mi), 50 minutes

Victoria International Airport is 27 kilometres (17 miles) north of Victoria, but highways make travel to the city quick and easy. From Victoria International Airport, exit south onto Patricia Bay Highway all the way to downtown Victoria. From there, Sooke is about a 45 minute drive west of downtown Victoria.

You can also take Harbour Air floatplane flights from Vancouver, Richmond, Whistler, Nanaimo, Tofino, Powell River, and Sechelt to downtown Victoria direct.

Trails in Sooke can be accessed from the following areas:

Sooke Hills Wilderness

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Support Our Local Trails

Consider supporting the associations in Sooke that help maintain the trails and advocate for the mountain bike community.

Trail Associations

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