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.

Features

  • 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
Established: 1999
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.

Amenities

Bike Rack Information Kiosk Toilet

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.


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Alerts & Notices

  • Closure of Todd Creek Trestle on Galloping Goose

    The Todd Creek Trestle near Sooke Potholes is closed for repairs until further notice. The Galloping Goose can be accessed north of the trestle via Sooke Potholes parking lot 2, and south of it from the parking lot on Sooke River Road. Read more>>


  • Fire danger rating is Extreme, campground fire ban in effect

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

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Todd Creek Trestle Closure

The Todd Creek Trestle on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail (km 48), near Sooke Potholes Regional Park, is closed for repairs until further notice. Read more >>

This Place is Wild: Use Caution

You are sharing this natural area with large carnivores such as bears, cougars, and wolves.

  • Stay alert. Wildlife may be in the area. Watch for signs such as tracks, claw marks on trees and scat.
  • Make noise to avoid surprise encounters, especially around blind corners and areas with dense vegetation.
  • Do not approach or feed wildlife. Keep a minimum viewing distance of 100 m from bears, cougars, and wolves and 30 m from other animals.
  • Dogs must be kept on leash at all times to reduce the risk of encounters with large carnivores.
  • Do not leave children or pets unattended.

Help reduce human-wildlife conflicts:

Please conserve our Parks

  • Stay on designated trails 
  • Do not remove or disturb animals or plants, such as wildflowers
  • Keep your dog under control
  • Pick up your dog's droppings
  • Leave no trace and carry out litter
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited
  • Camping, open fires and alcohol are prohibited