Premier Listings for Roche Cove Park

Roche Cove Regional Park, in East Sooke on Vancouver Island, covers 159 hectares and features numerous beaches, beautiful vistas, forested trails, and a secluded cove off the Sooke Basin.

Whether you’re out for a casual stroll or an invigorating hike, the extensive network of walking and hiking trails in the park will provide hours of enjoyment and exercise. There is no boating access or launch facility at the cove or park.

The 46-kilometre multi-use Galloping Goose Trail passes through Roche Cove, connecting the park to the adjacent Matheson Lake Regional Park. Hikers, cyclists, joggers and horse riders share the trail, affectionately referred to as The Goose.

Starting from the Roche Cove parking area, follow the walking trail to Kellett Point. This affords lovely views of Sooke Basin and, in the distance, the Olympic Mountains of Washington. The grassy knoll makes an excellent picnic area.

Returning to the parking lot you can continue along Cedar Grove Trail, the Galloping Goose Trail or follow Matheson Creek Trail if you plan to visit Matheson Lake, which is great for swimming, fishing and paddling.

Roche Cove and Roche Harbour in Sooke Basin are named for Richard Roche, 3rd Lieutenant on HMS Satellite, a British naval vessel stationed in Victoria from 1857-1860.

Roche Cove Regional Park is located on Gillespie Road near Sooke, southwest of Victoria off West Coast Highway 14.

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Sooke Harbour House
1528 Whiffen Spit Road Sooke BC V9Z 0T4 Home Phone: 250-642-3421Home Fax: 250-642-6988Work Phone: 1-800-889-9688Visit Website

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Sooke Harbour House is a luxury boutique hotel on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, featuring a spa, fine dining, and an art gallery. The 28 cozy and romantic guest rooms feature ocean views, balcony or terrace, private bath with luxurious deep soaker tub and/or misting shower, wet bar, and a wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy the live beachfront entertainment; sunbathing seals, frolicking otters, and visiting whales. Located 45 minutes from Victoria.

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Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
6971 West Coast Road Sooke BC V0S 1N0 Home Phone: 250-642-3236Home Fax: 250-664-7475Visit Website

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Nestled in the quaint seaside village of Sooke, just 35 minutes from Victoria, Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round oceanside getaway, surrounded by the rugged natural beauty for which Vancouver Island is known. Our resort vacation rental accommodation provides all of the comforts of home, giving you plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy your own space, under the same roof as your friends and family. Fully-furnished suites have fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, electric fireplaces, private balconies, and full or partial views overlooking our private 114-slip marina and the Strait of Juan de Fuca! Indulge in year-round sport fishing, world-class golf, kayaking, whale watching, winery tours, hiking and eco-tours.

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