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Sooke Mountain Provincial Park

Sooke Mountain Provincial Park
View north from the northwestern slope of Mount Manuel Quimper
Map showing the location of Sooke Mountain Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Sooke Mountain Provincial Park
Location in British Columbia
Map showing the location of Sooke Mountain Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Sooke Mountain Provincial Park
LocationCapital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Nearest citySooke
Coordinates48°26′22″N 123°39′31″W / 48.4394°N 123.6586°W / 48.4394; -123.6586
Area450 ha (1,100 acres)
DesignationClass B Provincial Park[2]
EstablishedJune 25, 1928
Governing bodyBC Parks
WebsiteBC Parks Sooke Mountain

Sooke Mountain Provincial Park is a Class B provincial park located at the southern end of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The park was established on June 25, 1928, to protect local wildlife and preserve the scenic wilderness of the area. Sooke Mountain is now part of the larger Sea to Sea Green Blue Belt surrounding Greater Victoria.[3]


The park was originally used as a wilderness destination by the Canadian Pacific Railway where visitors could stay at a private lodge overlooking Sheilds Lake.[4] The lodge burned down in the 1960s with only its brick foundation remaining.[5]

The park and its neighbouring properties was logged during the 1950s.[5]


The park is largely undeveloped with no park facilities. Fishing, hunting, and backcountry hiking are popular activities. Off-road vehicles are prohibited within the park.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Protected Planet | Sooke Mountain Park". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  2. ^ "Expanding Horizons of Forest Ecosystem Management:Proceedings of Third Habitat Futures Workshop" (PDF). Vernon, British Columbia. 1992-10-01. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  3. ^ a b Environment, Ministry of. "Sooke Mountain Provincial Park - BC Parks". Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  5. ^ a b Low, Ron (2012). "Sooke Mountain Park: a Brief History". Retrieved 2020-10-17.

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