|District of Sooke|
Location of Sooke in British Columbia
|Regional district||Capital Regional District|
|Incorporated||December 7, 1999|
|- Total||50. British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C National regions Provinces and territories are normally grouped into the following Regions (generally from west to east Northern Canada Vancouver Island is a large Island in British Columbia, Canada, one of several North American regions named after George Vancouver, the British The Canadian Province of British Columbia is divided into regional districts. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 01 km² (19. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||50 m (164 ft)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|Waterways||Strait of Juan de Fuca|
|Website: District of Sooke|
Sooke is an incorporated district municipality situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The Pacific Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-8) UTC−8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Universal Coordinated Time by 8 hours This article lists all existing numbered highways in British Columbia, Canada. Highway 14 is the southernmost numbered route in the province of British Columbia. The Strait of Juan de Fuca (also called Juan de Fuca Strait) is a large body of water about long forming the principal outlet for the Georgia Strait and Puget Vancouver Island is a large Island in British Columbia, Canada, one of several North American regions named after George Vancouver, the British Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page About a 45 minute drive from the city of Victoria (the capital of British Columbia), Sooke is considered the westernmost of the Capital Regional District's "Western Communities. Victoria (vɪkˈtɔɹiə is the capital city of British Columbia. British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C The Western Communities is a term used to describe Municipalities and unincorporated districts west of Esquimalt Harbour and Portage Inlet, and " It is situated to the north and west of the Sooke Basin, an ocean inlet often mistaken for a lake by first-time visitors. Sooke Basin is a small (10 km² body of water on the southern end of Vancouver Island in southwestern British Columbia. The District of Sooke's political boundary contains the entire basin up to the high tide mark even though Sooke only encompasses about 1/2 of the directly adjacent shore. East Sooke is the unincorporated area to the south of Sooke which encompases the remaining uplands of the basin and is a peninsula of land that separating Sooke Basin from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. East Sooke is an Unincorporated community situated south and east of Sooke British Columbia, Canada. The Strait of Juan de Fuca (also called Juan de Fuca Strait) is a large body of water about long forming the principal outlet for the Georgia Strait and Puget Recent changes have led to some privately owned properties in East Sooke legally joining Sooke against the desires of the majority of East Sooke residents (according to the prior referendum on whether or not all of East Sooke should join Sooke). East Sooke is an Unincorporated community situated south and east of Sooke British Columbia, Canada.
The population of Sooke is roughly 9,700 plus Daxxter. The town core straddles the Sooke Road for about one kilometer. Highway 14 is the southernmost numbered route in the province of British Columbia. Off the highway, Sooke is a mix of growing residential subdivisions, small hobby farms, larger working farms, light industry, and wilderness. A hobby farm is a Smallholding or small farm that is maintained without expectation of being a primary source of income
Sooke is proud of its past as a logging and fishing community, and All Sooke Days has been a popular annual event featuring lumberjack sports and competitions. Logging is the process in which Trees are cut down for Forest management and Timber. For the fishing industry and the practice of fishing see Fishing. A lumberjack or logger is a man who harvests lumber The term lumberjack is somewhat archaic having been mostly replaced by logger. Logging is still an important activity in the areas north and west of Sooke, and a small fishing fleet is still operated out of the Harbour. Many residents, however, are active in the local hospitality industry, or are commuters to jobs in the Victoria area. Hospitality refers to the relationship process between a Guest and a host and it also refers to the act or practice of being hospitable that is the reception and entertainment Commuting is the process of Travelling between one's place of residence and regular place of work As such, Sooke has largely become a suburb of Victoria. Victoria (vɪkˈtɔɹiə is the capital city of British Columbia.
The current members on the Sooke Council are:
Sooke is a part of the School District 62 Sooke. School District 62 Sooke is a School district in British Columbia.
There is one high school in Sooke, Edward Milne Community School, with 700 students. The junior high school, Journey Middle School, has a student base of around 500. Journey Middle School is located in Sooke, British Columbia, and is part of School District 62 Sooke. There are four public elementary schools in the municipality of Sooke (Saseenos Elementary, Poirier Elementary, Sooke Elementary, and John Muir Elementary). Sooke Elementary is scheduled to be closed July 2008, and Saseenos Elementary is scheduled to be closed July 2012.
Sooke's popularity as a scenic tourist destination has existed for generations. Famous destinations in Sooke, such as the Sooke Harbour House, Whiffen Spit, and the Sooke Potholes Regional Park and adjacent Sooke Potholes Provincial Park attract visitors both locally and from around the world. The Sooke Harbour House is an Inn and Restaurant located in Sooke British Columbia, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The Sooke Potholes Regional Park is a 55 hectare park along the Sooke River in British Columbia, known for its rocky pools and canyon-like features Sooke Potholes Provincial Park is a 728 hectare Provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. The area's popularity has increased as a base for visiting the wilderness parks of Vancouver Island's southwest coast — the West Coast Trail and the new Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. West Coast Trail is a 75 km- (47 mile long backpacking trail following the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada Juan de Fuca Provincial Park is a Provincial park in British Columbia, Canada.
Mountain biking is growing in popularity in British Columbia, and Sooke is establishing itself as a destination for the sport. Mountain biking entails the Sport of riding Bicycles off-road often over rough terrain whether riding specially equipped Mountain bikes or hybrid road bikes The North Shore suburbs of Vancouver British Columbia are a world-renowned mecca for Mountain biking. Local advocacy groups are working to have areas such as Broom Hill set aside as parkland. Broom Hill is a rural neighbourhood in Sooke, British Columbia.
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail, part of the Trans-Canada Trail, runs through Sooke and is a popular cycling route to Victoria. The Trans Canada Trail is a proposed corridor in Canada. The creation of the trail was announced as part of Canada's 125th anniversary celebrations in 1992
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