Sooke might be known for its scenic natural rock pools, summer swimming opportunities, and gold-rush era history, but the small town on Vancouver Island also happens to be a prime spot for a winter getaway. So if you have a weekend that’s wide open and you want to get out of the city for a bit, consider hopping on a ferry and staying at one of these cozy rustic cabins in Sooke.

Equipped with ocean views and hot tubs, the majority of these stays will have you wanting to permanently relocate to the charming southern coast of the Island. The community of Sooke is as rich in art and culture as it is in natural scenery, situated “Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea” – hence the town slogan.

From the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival (the largest in BC!) that takes place every summer to the Sooke Fine Arts Show (July 27 – August 5, 2024), there are plenty of reasons to plan a trip to Sooke. In the winter, visitors can enjoy hiking opportunities, wildlife and storm-watching, and visit the Sooke Regional Museum.

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Here are all the oceanfront cottage rentals you can check out in the Sooke and Port Renfrew areas:

So there you have it, winter explorers. Time to plan your next weekend getaway!


Where: Port Renfrew, BC