West Coast Road,
(Hwy 14 or the Sooke Road) runs from Colwood Corners to Port Renfrew for
95 km (59 miles) along the rugged west coast of the island.
Rodd Hill and Fisgard Light:
Visitors may view a fine collection of guns and cannons necessary for
the defense of Canada in the previous century at the lighthouse (built
1869) and at the ruins of this 19th-century coastal fortification.
Roads College Gardens:
Originally Hatley Castle, this building was erected in 1980 by James Dunsmuir,
son of the coal baron Robert Dunsmuir. During WW II this 263 ha (650 ac)
property was purchased by the Royal Canadian Navy for use as a military
training centre, once home to the Royal Roads Military College. The castle
now houses the Royal Roads Campus of Camosun College and although the
building itself is not open to the public, visitors may enjoy the well
maintained Italian, Japanese and rose gardens.
Overlooking the Sooke Harbour, Canada's southernmost harbour which is
well protected from the Juan de Fuca Strait by a narrow strip of land,
Sooke is a perfect spot to book
boat tours from. You may visit sea caves, sea-lion grounds and heritage
sites. To arrange tours visit the Edward Milne Community School.
along Highway 14, you will pass beautiful beaches such as French Beach
Provincial Park, Point No Point, Sandcut Beach, China Beach Provincial
Park, Mystic Beach, and Sombrio Beach.
Creek Seal Grotto and Kuitsche Seal Cove:
The Grotto's two waterfalls and four caves serve as a retreat for west
coast seals during the birthing season. During the winter these seals
move to Kuitsche Sale Cove. This area is a good viewing spot for orcas,
grey whales feeding, bears and eagles.
The following BC Adventure members would like to serve you:
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Pacific Coastal Airlines: Enjoy scheduled service from Vancouver's South Terminal to Anahim Lake, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Campbell River, Comox, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Klemtu, Masset, Port Hardy (float & amphibious aircraft to coastal communities), Powell River, Trail, Victoria, & Will... more
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