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For hundreds of years this was a thriving settlement of the Coast Salish Indians who were dependent on plentiful supplies of berries, birds, clams and fish. In 1849, European settlers arrived and in 1864 the Leech River gold rush caused a population boom in Sooke. It's a pleasant community with a population of 11,600. Visitors are welcome to fish, enjoy the outdoors and learn about the town's history. There is a fascinating museum that depicts pioneer lifestyles of the 19th century, and some of the best year-round salmon fishing on Vancouver Island can be found here. Also enjoy fishing in the fresh water lakes, or sink crab traps for more good results.

Sooke is west of Victoria on the highway to Port Renfrew.

There are a number of Cities in Metropolitan Victoria BC.

Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Birds of a Feather Sooke Harbour B&B | Blue Raven Seaside Bed and Breakfast | Log Cabin Bed and Breakfast/Chalet | Manzer Lodge B&B | Otter Cove Cottage | Peace and Plenty | Seaview Cottage |
British Columbia Provincial Parks Matheson Lake Regional Park |
Motels Hotels & Resorts Point No Point Resort | Sooke Community Park |
Sports and Sporting Events Mark Grant's Salmon Charters | Location: Sooke British Columbia V0S 1N0

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06/06 Coming to The Sooke area
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
Berry Dairy Days Burlington WA June13-16 Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival Bellevue WA June22-23 Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities.