Kapoor lies at the end of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail and along the Sooke River past Sooke Potholes Regional Park. Numerous old trails and roads wind through the property, which includes almost two kilometres of riverfront land. The park currently has no facilities.
- Remnants of 19th century logging and gold mining operations
- Habitat for golden and bald eagles, as well as black-tailed deer, northern alligator lizards, red squirrels, and pileated woodpeckers
- Northern terminus for the Galloping Goose Regional Trail
Trail Rating: Easy
Size: 12.59 hectares
Location: Juan de Fuca Electoral Area
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Things to Do
The park is adjacent to the historic site of Leechtown, a mid-19th century gold mining town, and is the site of former railway logging operations. Kapoor is dedicated by the Kapoor family in memory of "pioneer lumberman and visionary" Kapoor Singh Siddoo (1885-1964).
Today, no standing structures remain, although relic mining and logging equipment lies throughout the area. That and Kapoor's second growth forest are a testament to the industry that once flourished in these woods.
Riding the Goose
Kapoor is the northwest terminus of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. It is a great starting or ending point for a trip by bicycle or on foot. Travel south toward Sooke Potholes Regional Park or Roche Cove Regional Park.
Future of Kapoor
A park management plan has been developed for this reserve as part of the Sea to Sea Green Blue Belt, a corridor of protected green space linking Saanich Inlet in the east to Juan de Fuca Strait in the west. The plan outlines what activities and facilities will be accommodated in Kapoor. With its proximity to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, this area has great potential to capitalize on its cultural history through site restoration and interpretation activities.
The park offers a bike rack, information kiosk and toilets at the rest area.
How to Get There
Access to the park directly on bicycle via the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. There is no direct vehicle access. Visitors can access the park on foot by walking from the Sooke Potholes Regional Park. It is a 7.3km walk (one way).
Follow the Trans-Canada Highway from Victoria, and take the Millstream Road exit (Exit 14) to Sooke. Follow Veterans Memorial Parkway, then turn right on Sooke Road. Turn right on Sooke River Road and follow the signs to Sooke Potholes Regional Park.