Resort at a Glance: Prestige Oceanfront Resort Sooke
The Strait of Juan de Fuca—named for the Greek sailor who discovered the inlet in 1592—curves like a giant boomerang between Vancouver Island and the state of Washington. From its oceanfront perch on Sooke Harbour, Prestige Oceanfront Resort overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca, as well as the Olympic Mountains. While staying at this scenic setting, you can take advantage of the area’s fishing, hiking, cycling, and other outdoor activities.
- Extra perks: Those staying in an oceanfront room will enjoy a $25 breakfast or lunch credit and a $25 dinner or Lounge credit.
- West Coast Grill: The menu contains a range of farm-to-plate and sea-to-fork entrees, such as seafood mac & cheese, cedar-wrapped salmon, wasabi-crusted tuna, and other dishes made from local ingredients.
- Pamper yourself with a hot basalt and marble rocks massage at Le Sooke Spa.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool or relax in the hot tub.
Sooke, British Columbia: Rugged Seaside Bluffs and Rich History
The seaside township of Sooke is on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, about 45 minutes southwest of downtown Victoria. One way to explore the rocky coastline is by taking a whale-watching tour. From May to October, passengers cruise through nearby inlets for the chance to see orca and humpback whales as well as seals and dolphins.
Visitors can also check out the region’s tide pools and pine-tree-covered bluffs at a number of nearby provincial and regional parks, including East Sooke and Juan de Fuca. Sooke Potholes is among the most popular parks in summer, when kids come to cannonball into its swimming holes.