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“Nice spot to swim ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sooke Potholes

Sooke Potholes
Sooke River Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 23 Activities in Sooke
Type: Geologic Formations, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: These rock formations have become a popular local swimming area.
Victoria BC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice spot to swim ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very nice spot to do some freshwater swimming. Beware, it's cold! This park is very good for older children/teenagers. For the young and old, accessibility to the water (and some if the hiking) might be difficult. I would strongly recommend taking younger kids to the upper parking lot swim area (not area 2), which is the most accessible.

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Sooke, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“fantastic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Only one word, fantastic !!! Doesn't matter if you're old or young, with our without kids, it is a great place to visit and enjoy a sunny day.

Visited August 2014
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Awesome Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a great place to have a picnic with family and take a wonderful swim!

I'd recommend driving up to the 2nd (top) packing lot and making your way down to the river. The head upstream a way to find a nice deep and secluded pool (you might not find seclusion on a crowded day).

The river is great and the scenery is wonderful.

This is a must visit place!

Visited July 2014
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Sooke, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We go here all the time and I am always suprised with the diverse group of people you get to see enjoying this little piece of paradise. It doesn't matter what age range you are in, this place is perfect. If you don't find what you are looking for at one spot, just move on to the next. It is really too bad that the campgrounds were closed this year though. Oh well... day trips it is!

Visited July 2014
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Sooke, Canada
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“Beautiful and Fun to Explore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The water flowing so clear through pools large and small, with rocky terrain and boulders to climb, and then to cool off when hot in the clean cold water..definitely fun!

Visited July 2014
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