POPULATION

13001

PRIVATE DWELLINGS

5599

POPULATION CHANGE

13.7%

LAND AREA 

56.72 KM²

***Statistics from the Canadian 2016 Census***

CAMPFIRE BAN CONTINUES (until further notice)

CAMPFIRE BAN CONTINUES (until further notice)

August 3, 2018 As we approach the BC Day long weekend, residents and visitors are reminded that the District of Sooke
Candidate Information Presentation

Candidate Information Presentation

The presentation provided at the Candidate Information Session on August 1, 2018 is available under the resource section of the election
PERMISSIVE TAX EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS DUE

PERMISSIVE TAX EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS DUE

Under the Community Charter, Section 224, Council may choose to grant a property tax exemption to non-profit organizations who require

Message from the Mayor

Welcome to the District of Sooke’s new website!

As a growing community, the District of Sooke strives to adapt its municipal business practices in an effort to provide excellent service and meet community need. Our new website is an exciting example of our commitment to ongoing improvement. Visitors to the site will find simpler navigation, a mobile friendly platform, and increased opportunities for engagement.

Sooke is a vibrant, dynamic and welcoming community. We are fortunate to be located close to nature, and our town motto of “Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea” speaks to the environmental riches of the area. The District supports land use and development principles that preserve our natural environment, while also creating affordable and accessible housing that allow families to put down roots and thrive as members of the community.  Opportunities for community involvement are abundant, our arts and cultural scene is second to none with many festivals and events throughout the year, and our residents are passionate and engaged in civic and volunteer activities.

I am proud to serve as Mayor of Sooke and am honoured to hear from residents regarding their priorities and ideas for our town. Ongoing dialogue and open communication is a top priority of Council and we welcome suggestions for improvement to this site, and to other municipal services.