Parking is free in most regional parks and trails.
Pay Parking at Sooke Potholes & Thetis Lake
Pay parking at Sooke Potholes and Thetis Lake Regional Parks is in effect for the summer season from May 1 to September 30. The cost of parking is $2.25 per day, or $20 for a season's pass. Revenue collected from parking fees helps to offset the costs of park services for visitors.
CRD Regional Parks reminds visitors that Sooke Potholes and Thetis Lake Regional Parks are open sunrise to sunset. Parking is free at all regional parks and trails during the off-season (October 1 to April 30).
Sooke Potholes Regional Park
Parking is permitted only in Parking Lots 1 and 2. After finding a parking spot in one of these designated parking areas, please purchase a ticket from a dispenser and display the receipt on your vehicle dashboard. The ticket dispenser accepts loonies, toonies, quarters and credit cards.
Thetis Lake Regional Park
After finding a designated parking spot, please purchase a ticket from a dispenser and display the receipt on your vehicle dashboard. The main lot accepts loonies, toonies, quarters and credit cards. The meters at the overflow and West Beach ticket dispensers accept loonies, toonies and quarters.
A seasonal parking pass is valid at both parks and can be purchased from CRD Regional Parks headquarters (490 Atkins Avenue, Langford), Robbins Parking (1102 Fort Street, Victoria), the main ticket dispenser at Thetis Lake or the Parking Lot #2 dispenser at Sooke Potholes. Visitors purchasing a pass from CRD Regional Parks headquarters or Robbins Parking are issued a plastic parking decal and are asked for a $10 refundable decal deposit.