Surrounded by a breathtaking West Coast backdrop, Sooke, British Columbia provides an endless number of visually astounding adventures just waiting to be discovered. The raw beauty and natural resources of the Sooke Region are an inspiration to many local artists.
The region’s rich, vibrant artisan community is integral to Sooke’s cultural character and charm. Despite its small-town stature, Sooke has an active performing arts group, philharmonic orchestra, and boasts many talented musicians. The Sooke community theatre, seating up to 350, accommodates frequent musicals, plays, and other local performances. Upcoming performances and events can be found in the DiscoverSooke.com blog.
Sooke’s large community of artists, artisans and craftspeople are known for creating high quality, original works of art using found and natural materials, such as seashells, seaweed, driftwood and other local woods, glass, and metals. Sooke is also haven for a mix of art galleries and artisan studios that display intricate glasswork and pottery, exquisite woodwork and authentic First Nations art. Residents and visitors can even take self-guided tours of artist’s studios that feature unusual, one-of-a-kind pieces. Formal studio tours are offered during spring and fall, as well as throughout the Christmas season. In the studios you can interact with the artists to learn firsthand about their artwork and the different mediums they use.
Sooke is every professional or weekend photographer’s playground. The photos displayed in this gallery offer only a glimpse into the extraordinary sights you will encounter when you visit Sooke. To fully experience its beauty, you will need to make the trip to Sooke yourself.
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