sea-to-sea-quimper-summitThe Sea to Sea is the 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.

Features

  • 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

Trail Rating: Moderate to Challenging
Size: ~4,000 hectares
Location: Harbourview Road in Sooke
Established: 2001
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.

Mount Brule

Take the shorter 3km trek to Mount Brule, with its spectacular view of Sooke Basin, East Sooke Regional Park and the Olympic Mountains.

sea-to-sea-kinnikinnick-trailMountain Biking

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.

Wildlife Viewing

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!

Amenities

Parking Lot Toilet

 

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.


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Future Development

Backcountry camping in designated areas is in the planning stages. Future plans also include more trails for visitors to explore in the northern section of the park.

Please conserve our Parks

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

Trail Habits

Hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers share much of this 30-kilometre network of trails. You can help promote responsible and safe use of these multi-use trails by practicing simple etiquette.

Yield and pass with courtesy

  • Mountain bikers are to yield to hikers and equestrians.
  • Slow down before passing trail users and respectfully alert others before approaching. When passing horses, use special care and follow directions from the horseback rider. Anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. On bidirectional trails, mountain bikers traveling downhill must yield to those headed uphill.

Exercise control

  • Hike and ride within your limits and on trails suitable to your skill level.
  • Go slowly when encountering other trail users.

Stay on the trail and respect the environment

  • Avoid trail braiding, skidding and cutting switchbacks. Wet and muddy trails are susceptible to damage.
  • Use designated trails only.