Message to Park Visitors

CRD Parks belong to you. Park regulations exist so residents and visitors will always be able to enjoy and appreciate protected natural landscapes. Regulations are posted at par kiosks or are available from CRD Parks headquarters.

To help preserve parks for everyone to enjoy, obey all signs and:

  • carry out any litter
  • respect private property adjacent to the park
  • Keep dogs under control
  • To protect your parks, the following are prohibited
  • bicycles, horses, and motorized vehicles on park trails
  • firearms and alcohol
  • camping and open fires
  • removal of vegetation
  • hunting, harassment, or removal of any wildlife
  • Be prepared for Wilderness

East Sooke is one of the most spectacular parks in the region, attracting those looking for challenging hikes in a wilderness setting. This attraction can also be a danger. The mystical pull of East Sooke - Sharp cliffs wrapped in mist, crashing waves, sudden tides- are all natural hazards, especially if you’re unprepared.

To ensure your hike in East Sooke Regional Park is safe and enjoyable , remember these important hiking tips:

  • Know the trails - read maps, brochures and information panels
  • Leave enough time to return before dark
  • Don’t hike alone
  • Let someone know where you are going and when you will be back
  • Stay on the designated trail
  • If lost stay calm, make yourself visible and stay where you are until help arrives.

This information is courtesy of:

Capital Regional District Parks
490 Atkins Avenue
Victoria, B.C. V9B 2Z8
Phone (250) 478-3344 Fax (250)478-5416