The Sooke Potholes is a popular swimming spot through the summer, but the fall brings rain and cooler temperatures offering park users a more tranquil experience. Though sightings aren't guaranteed, Coho & Chinook Salmon can be spotted from Oct-Dec. Black bears are common in the area as well. As a life-long resident of the Sooke/Victoria area, I'm happy to answer any questions about the area or offer any tips on places around town. We'll arrive at the park at approx 10:00 am and enjoy a hike along the Riverside Trail, with views of waterfalls, narrow canyons, and pebbled swimming holes to take in along the way. Actual hiking time will be approx 1.5hrs round trip. Elements of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Therapy) will be offered for your enjoyment or consideration throughout the hike. We will stop to enjoy the tranquil surroundings along the river and I will lead you through a 10 minute guided meditation practice incorporating your five senses to help further your connection with the natural world. We'll enjoy some light snacks & a hot cup of tea made from wild-sourced ingredients. In the event of inclement weather, the seated mediation practice can be replaced by smaller moments of mindfulness throughout your hike.
Il tuo host
**I'm flexible with the timing, feel free to ask for a different start time if it would work better for your group!** I'm proud to have grown up in this beautiful area and have been actively exploring the trails of Vancouver Island for over 15 years. I have been running my own business as a hiking guide (The Natural Connection) for the past four years and love to share my favourite trails with guests from around the world. Your enjoyment and safety are my number one concerns. With nearly 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry and five years as a Deckhand with the Coast Guard, you're certain to enjoy some sparkling bartender-style conversation through the day while knowing you're in safe hands.
Che cosa è incluso
A healthy trail snack. Please advise if you have allergies or dietary restrictions. I will do my best to accomodate them.
Water bottle, Wild Tea I'll bring along a thermos of hot wild tea to enjoy with our meditation.
To and from the park Anywhere in the Sooke area.
Backpacks, Seating Pads
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Dove ti troverai
There are plenty of beautiful places listed on the park map, but as someone who has been exploring the Sooke Potholes long before it was even a protected park, I'll guide you to some stunning areas that aren't packed with other park users. We'll also stop at Charters Creek to view the spawning area created by the local Salmon Enhancement Society. This a great chance to learn about the vital importance of Salmon in the west coast rain forests.
Cosa tenere a mente
Termini di cancellazione
Per ottenere un rimborso totale, dovrai cancellare almeno 7 giorni prima della data fissata per l'inizio dell'esperienza o entro 24 ore dalla prenotazione.
Termini di comunicazione
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Requisiti degli ospiti
Possono partecipare fino a 4 ospiti di almeno 10 anni. Guests should have a reasonable level of physical fitness, but trails are accessible to all ages.
Swimming is not required, but guests are welcome to a dip in the waters if they feel comfortable with it. Don't forget to bring a towel!
Connettiti con la natura
32€ a persona
32€ a persona