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This six-hectare park protects the stream-fed estuary of Ayum Creek, which empties into the Sooke Basin. The creek flows through mixed forest and riparian habitat and is a spawning stream for wild coho and chum salmon as well as steelhead and cutthroat trout.


  • Salmon spawning stream
  • Forest and highly sensitive wetland
  • One of the few remaining estuaries in the region

Trail Rating: Easy
Size: 6.40 hectares
Location: Sooke
Established: 1997
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Things to Do

A quiet spot for a walk around the creek on the designated trail and excellent bird watching.

How to Get There

Follow the Trans-Canada Highway from Victoria, and take the Sooke exit. Follow Sooke Road #14 past Ludlow Road. Park by the bridge near the bus stop. Allow approximately 45 minutes driving time from Victoria.

Public Transportation

Take BC Transit bus #61 and get off at the stop past Ludlow Road.

Ludlow Road at Sooke Road
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Please conserve our Parks

Please follow these rules to keep the park natural and enjoyable for everyone.

  • Stay on designated trails
  • Dogs must be on leash and under control to avoid injuring or disturbing people, pets or wildlife
  • Pick up dog droppings and take them to the trash
  • Leave no trace and carry out litter
  • Motorized vehicles, camping, open fires, smoking, and alcohol are prohibited

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