Category: West Coast Living

Overlooking Sooke Basin 0

Marina and Moorage in Sooke BC

There are a number of small marinas in Sooke with annual and seasonal rates.   Photos of this marina is near the Best Western Resort Hotel on the West Coast Road just a few minutes north of Sooke.   The marina has reasonable moorage rates compared to other city locations and is idea for small boats.   Locating a fishing boat in Sooke provides you with quick access to one of the best fishing destinations for Salmon and Halibut that is close to Victoria.    All the marinas are protected by Whiffin Spit from the strong winds and currents of...

Beautiful British Columbia 0

BC Lifestyle Search Goes Live!

The dramatic beauty of British Columbia and the Rockies mountain ranges, forests, and lakes make it a much visited area.    There is a wide variety of landscapes available here, from the northern Rockies with their bare peaks, to the south’s Okanagan Valley and its orchards, vineyards and the famous Okanagan Lake home of the Ogopogo.   Millions of visitors come here every year, drawn by a wide range of outdoor activities and adventures.  To the west, Vancouver Island offers ancient rainforest and the impressive coastal scenery of the Pacific Rim National Park You will find all these amazing locations...

Spring in Sooke BC 0

Spring in Sooke BC

Spring is here in Sooke, BC!   Go outdoors celebrate the sights and sounds of the new season.   Located 40 minutes north east of Victoria is a charming laid back fishing town of Sooke.    Discover the beautiful west coast scenery of parks, oceanfront trails, wild flowers and colors of spring.    Enjoy the photos we have taken around town.

Duncan Waterfront paradise 0

Duncan Waterfront Home for sale overlooking Chisholm Island

Waterfront Lifestyle Living in Duncan Some people defines a waterfront lifestyle as all day sunshine, sandy shores and surfing. For others waterfront living is a chance to connect with nature. Yet, others seek a million-dollar view where they can relax in their living room and enjoy the scenery. This is just the cast with this lovely waterfront home in Duncan, BC.  Enjoy the Vancouver Island Lifestyle in this lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with walk-on waterfront. Almost all of the rooms offer an ocean view. The living room (see pictures) looks out on a sheltered cove separated...

Tofino BC's Surf Town 0

Tofino is the Best Surfing Town on Vancouver Island

If you want to surf Canadian-style Tofino has exceptional surfing.  The waves roll in along miles of sandy beaches approximately 35km’s of surf-able beach break.  Surfing is a year-round water sport in Tofino with a fairly constant temperature of 10°C/50°F.  In October, Tofino welcomes the best women in surf to the annual Queen of the Peak surf contest, this is a week’s worth of entertainment activities to watch and experience.  The most popular surfing beaches are Chesterman Beach, Cox Bay, and Long Beach Tofino’s most famous beach. Paddle boarding has become another popular water sport in Tofino.  Not...

Nanaimo Harbor Anchorage and Coast Mountains 0

Nanaimo, a classic west coast community

If you come by ferry from the mainland you’ll experience the most breathtaking scenery.  Nanaimo is British Columbia’s 3rd oldest city that is famous for its many landscapes.  Surrounded by beautiful wilderness and offering an array of recreational opportunities.  Nanaimo has more than 2 dozen parks and is made of up 18 neighborhoods. Residents and tourists are attracted to the area by its affordable housing, spectacular ocean views and vibrant walk-able downtown core.  Enjoy a myriad of dining experiences, arts and cultural events, and everything a shopper could wish for.  Nanaimo’s boasts Vancouver Island’s biggest mall. Nanaimo is...

Downtown Victoria Inner Harbor 0

Victoria one of the top 10 cities in the world

Victoria, British Columbia`s capital city is humming. This lovely city is massaged by a gentle climate where the flowers are in bloom all year round.  On the streets above the harbor you will see many summer tourists and some residents, cameras dangling, brochures in hand, crowd on to double-decker buses and horse drawn caravans for tours of the city. The harbour`s a buzz with float planes jet-propelled catamarans, yachts, kayaks and tour boats.  People are constantly drifting back between harbor side, the Empress Hotel, the BC Parliament Buildings and the Royal Provincial Museum.  Or they head up Government...

Sunset Vancouver Island 0

Vancouver Island West Coast Living

West Coast Lifestyle If your dream is to live amid breathtaking nature, exploring rain forests and beaches then the west coast is your oasis. The West Coast of Vancouver Island has so many special places to explore.  The string of beaches and parks should be on the top of your list.  Beginning with East Sooke National Park for exploring and touring, Sooke Pot Holes for rock pool dips and hiking, French Beach Provincial Park popular for family, sunbathers and beachcombers.  China Beach, hike through rain forests, spectacular water views and sandy beaches below.  Just a few kilometers more...

Ed Macgregor Boardwalk 0

Ed MacGregor Park Sooke BC

Ed Macgregor Park is located just outside the town center of Sooke, BC.  It features beautiful grounds, amphitheater and a wonderful waterfront boardwalk.  The park hosts numerous events in every season and in the summer months the Art in the Park display takes place each August.  The green space highlights some of the most beautiful views on southern Vancouver Island.  Fully landscaped and wheelchair accessible.  As the park declines towards the shoreline the winding boardwalk snakes along towards the bottom.  There is a lengthy straightaway where you can spend alot of time observing the water viewing marine life...

Whiffin Spit Park 0

Whiffen Spit Park, Sooke, BC

Whiffen Spit is located at the end of Whiffen Spit Road just off of the main Sooke Road (take the first left just passed the Best Western Premier Hotel).  The Spit extends way out into the mouth of Sooke harbour and helps to protect the inner basin. There is an extensive walk to get the light house at the end, appoximately a kilometre.  The spit offers a natural sandy breakwater and is an easy flat walk along a strip of sand.  The seaside trail offers hikers lovely views of Sooke, and the open waters of Juan de Fuca...

Summer Cool Down 0

Sooke Pot Holes Regional Park

Sooke Pot Holes Regional Park is located on the banks of the ever spectacular Sooke River.  The Pot Holes are favorites to both the locals and visitors as a popular swimming destinations.   The unique pool-like rock formations are smoothed and polished in the sandstone.   The views are spectacular,  and makes for a popular place for hiking within the lush forested trails.  This park is 7 hectares long and is 5 kilometers north of Higway 14 on Sooke River Road.   If you’re are coming from Victoria allow approximately 45 minutes driving time.  There are many picnic tables near the river next to the...