sea-to-sea-quimper-summitSea to Sea is one of the largest CRD regional parks. This Regional Wilderness Area encompasses almost 4,000 hectares and 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.


Dogs must be on leash in Sea to Sea Regional Park.

  • 57 kilometers 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
  • Some of the highest peaks in and adjacent to the CRD Regional Parks system: Mount Manuel Quimper 550 metres and Empress Mountain 680 metres.

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.

Lakes Section

Hike Empress Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the area, for a high-vantage view of Mount Manuel Quimper and Mount Brule. You can also hike to the scenic Crabapple, Grass, Peden or Sheilds lakes.

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!


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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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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 kept on a leash helps to reduce the risk of encounters with large carnivores.
  • Do not leave children or pets unattended.

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Please conserve our Parks

Please follow these rules to keep the park natural and enjoyable for everyone.

  • Stay on designated trails
  • Do not remove or disturb animals or plants, such as wildflowers
  • Dogs must be on leash to avoid injuring or disturbing people, pets or wildlife
  • Pick up dog droppings and take them to the trash
  • Leave no trace and carry out litter
  • Motorized vehicles, camping, open fires, smoking, and alcohol are prohibited

Trail Habits

Hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers share much of this 57-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.