The Sea to Sea is the second largest of the regional parks. This Regional Wilderness Area encompasses almost 4,000 hectares. The park offers outstanding outdoor wilderness recreation that allows park visitors to remain in close touch with the natural environment. This parkland is 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.
- 30 kilometres of designated hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails
- Wide range of large mammal and plant species
- Views from the peaks of Mount Manuel Quimper and Mount Brule
- The highest peaks in the CRD Regional Parks system: Empress Mountain 660 metres and Mount Manuel Quimper 550 metres
Trail Rating: Moderate to Challenging
Size: ~4,000 hectares
Location: Harbourview Road in Sooke
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Things to Do
Mount Manuel Quimper
Hike or bike 5.6km to the summit of Mount Manuel Quimper for panoramic mountain views and the former fire lookout built by BC Forest Service in 1950s.
Take the shorter 3km trek to Mount Brule, with its spectacular view of Sooke Basin, East Sooke Regional Park and the Olympic Mountains.
The mountain bike trails range in rating from easy to extremely challenging. They’ve been constructed to take advantage of the exposed rock of the park. These natural rock formations create exceptional technical features, from drops to jumps.
You’ll be sharing the park with bears, wolves, cougars, deer, elk, small mammals, birds and salmon. For many plants and animals this is the perfect place to call home. We share this area with wildlife that depend on this park for their survival. So remember to keep your dog on a leash, pack out your litter and keep your eyes and ears open!
How to Get There
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 Highway 14 and drive for 16km. Turn right onto Harbourview Road. Allow approximately 45 minutes driving time from Victoria.