Welcome to Sooke River Cottage. This Custom Built Riverside Cottage is located on the banks of the Sooke River a few minutes from the famous Sooke Potholes Park and the Galloping Goose Trail. Only 45 minutes from Victoria and 5 minutes from the Village of Sooke, it is a bright 1400 square foot two bedroom home situated on a 1 acre lot with a large very private deck and 240’ of river front.

The warm master bedroom is dressed with fine linens and is handily located close to the bathroom on the main floor. The second bedroom in the loft has a double bed, sitting area and stunning views of the river. The brightly painted bathroom includes a shower and "maids tub" along with piles of thick towels. The open living room is a cozy sanctuary with comfortable furniture, gas fireplace, folk art, antiques, hardwood floors and rows of windows soaring to the vaulted ceiling. Views of the lawn, decks and river complete the scene with many pots of herbs, flowers and shrubs to enjoy.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, which opens directly onto the deck and features a gas barbeque and patio furniture. The path down to the river, through a stand of ancient evergreens leads to a private stretch of river abundant with wildlife. A year round destination that includes an amazing run of spawning Salmon coming up the river during the months of October and November. This secluded spot is the perfect escape for swimming, fishing, rock skipping or just relaxing right at your front door.

The cottage includes the following amenities:

  • Washer and Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Stereo CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Pet-friendly Pet Friendly
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas Fireplace
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor Furnishings

What other guests had to say about their stay:

"...The whimsical charm of this cottage has a way of washing all traces of city life behind and allows one to just sit back and enjoy nature."
"...Our week here could not have been better spent and more restfully observed than by the shores of the river. A piece of us will never leave."
"...I liked the river, and we found neat rocks." (Lily, age five)
"...Having spent many summer days of my childhood at the Potholes it was wonderful to see a holiday property offered on the Sooke River. And what a beautiful place – the house was obviously built, furnished and decorated with love. It felt like home the minute we arrived. Thank you for such a lovely experience."
"...There was something for all of us on Vancouver Island. Mom loved the Potholes, Finn loved the river and Dad loved the fishing."
" ...The river was our playground and a welcome refuge. We couldn't have had a better time, can't wait to come back!"


Sooke River Cottage is located on the banks of the Sooke River a few minutes from the famous Sooke Potholes Park and the Galloping Goose Trail. The cottage is situated only 45 minutes from Victoria and 5 minutes from the Village of Sooke.

Directions to Sooke River Cottage from Victoria:

  • Head north on Douglas St. and continue north (it will become Highway 1)
  • From Highway 1, take exit 14 toward Langford/Sooke
  • Merge onto Millstream Rd and continue south
  • Continue onto Veterans Memorial Parkway and proceed south
  • Turn right at Langford Parkway
  • Turn left at Jacklin Road
  • Turn right at Sooke Road
  • Turn right at Sooke River Road

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Rates & Availability

Low Season (October through May) High Season (June through September)
$1300 CAD per week $1600 CAD per week
VISA & Mastercard e-Transfer
  • Payments are accepted by VISA, MasterCard and e-Transfer
  • Minimum 7 night stay
  • Excellent monthly rates available in low season, please inquire
  • Well-behaved small dog permitted, please advise at time of booking to confirm fee
  • No smoking inside cottage
  • Check-in at 4:00PM
  • Check-out at 11:00AM
  • Children are very welcome, PLEASE ensure that they are supervised!
  • Deposit of 50% due upon booking. Balance due upon arrival
  • Cancellation Policy: Refund of deposit less $50 administration fee if notified prior to 60 days. Loss of deposit if notification received within 60 days and we are unable to re-book!
  • Please contact us to make a reservation or if you have any questions.


Sooke Museum and Tourist Information

Local Tourist information Center with very helpful staff. The perfect spot to learn about the Sooke Region and pick up info on local history, hiking, cycling, fishing, whale watching. www.sookeregionmuseum.com


The Sooke Potholes - this Regional Park is located 3km. up Sooke River Rd from the cottage. Phenomenal scenery, swimming and hiking. Also accessible via the Galloping Goose Trail. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/sookepotholes/

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Galloping Goose Trail - an old rail line converted into a hiking/biking trail that runs more than 100 km. from Victoria to Leechtown a former Gold Rush Community. A basically flat, easy trail with numerous access points offers spectacular views of the Ocean, Lakes, the Sooke Basin, river and Rail Trestles. The Trail is located only a few minutes from the cottage by foot, bike or car www.gallopinggoosetrail.com

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East Sooke Regional Park - a huge ocean front park with over 60 km. of choice west coast trails and spectacular vistas only 20 minutes by car from the cottage. www.eastsookepark.com
Whiffen Spit Park - a bird watchers paradise located in Sooke with an easy trail and lovely ocean, harbour and East Sooke Views.
Sooke Rotary Pier and Marine Boardwalk - One of the latest additions to the Sooke waterfront is the new marine boardwalk, stretching along the waterfront from Murray Rd. to Ed Macgregor Park in the heart of Sooke.
Beaches Between Sooke and Port Renfrew - over a dozen stunning beaches are located between Sooke and Port Renfrew (1 hour by car). The accesses range from easy and short to difficult and steep. See www.sooke-portrenfrew.com/activities-attractions/ for a detailed listing of these amazing parks. Some of our favourites include:

  • French Beach
  • Sandcut Beach
  • China Beach
  • Mystic Beach
  • Sombrio Beach - a true surfers' paradise.
  • Juan de Fuca Marine Trail - a 47km. long marine trail through rainforest and beaches to Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew.

Other Things To Do and See

Pacific Marine Circle Route - a road trip from Sooke-Jordan River-Port Renfrew-Lake Cowichan-Duncan-Sooke
Fishing - Mark Grant's Salmon Charters 250-642-3904 Everything supplied, large parties arranged.


Whale Watching - West Coast Wild Life Adventures. Jeff Lorton is one the most experienced whale watching skippers in B.C. www.westcoastwhales.ca
Sooke Cycle - 250-642-3123 Info on Rentals and Bike Trails
Adrenaline Adventure Tours - Zip line 150’ above the rain forest 250-642-1933 info@adrenalinezip.com
Rush Adventures - Kayak rentals, tours, lessons and sales. www.rush.adventures.com


In Sooke:
Demaniel Creek Par 3 Golf Course 250-642-2500)

Within 45 minutes of Sooke:
Olympic View Golf Club (18 hole) www.olympicviewgolf.com
Metchosin Golf Club (9 hole) 250-478-3266 
Royal Colwood Golf and Country Club (18 hole) www.royalcolwood.org
Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club (two 18 hole courses) www.bearmountain.ca/golf-country-club

Events, Galleries, etc.

Sooke Fine Arts Show - www.sookefinearts.com
Stinking Fish Studio Tour
Sooke Harbour House - enjoy the many local artists work and gift shop
South Shore Gallery 250-642-2058
Tugwell Creek Honey Farm - B.C.’s first Meadery Tasting Room, as well as many other Honey Bee Products. www.tugwellcreekfarm.com
Hatley Park Gardens - located at Royal Roads University www.hatleygardens.com
Government House Gardens - featuring many different gardens at the Lieutenants Governor Mansion in Victoria
Butchart Gardens - World famous gardens on the Saanich Peninsula www.butchartgardens.com
Craigdarroch Castle - Coal Barons Mansion turned into a historic museum www.craigdarrochcastle.com
Royal British Columbia Museum - Awesome Provincial Museum, well worth a visit www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca


Sooke Harbour House 250-642-3421 www.sookeharbourhouse.com
Point-No-Point Tea House and Restaurant 250-646-2020 www.pointnopointresort.com
Little Vienna Bakery 250-642-6833
Wild Mountain Food and Drink 250-642-3596 www.wildmountaindinners.com


For more information, please contact us.

Mailing Address:
Gary and Meredith White
2990 Sooke River Rd.
Sooke B.C. V9Z0Y1
British Columbia, Canada

Phone: 250-642-4870
Email: info@sookerivercottage.com

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