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, 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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Alerts & Notices

  • Fire danger rating is EXTREME, campground fire ban in effect throughout the CRD

    Fires and smoking prohibited at all #CRDParks, including campgrounds. Please take extreme care in natural areas #BCwildfire. Read more>>

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Smoking in Parks

Effective April 1, the CRD Clean Air Bylaw makes all parks smoke-free zones. Read more >>

Please conserve our Parks

  • Stay on designated trails 
  • Do not remove or disturb animals or plants, such as wildflowers
  • Leave no trace and carry out litter
  • Dogs, bicycles, motorized vehicles, camping, open fires and alcohol are prohibited

Dog Restrictions

Dogs are required to be on a leash at the campground. Read more>>

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