56.72 KM²

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

News Release: Open Air Burning and Campfire Ban

News Release: Open Air Burning and Campfire Ban

The District of Sooke has issued a ban on open air burning and campfires within the municipality effective at noon on
Tugwell Creek Fire

Tugwell Creek Fire

UPDATE July 8th: Crews have made excellent progress on the Tugwell Creek fire, and it is now 100% contained. Crews are working inwards from

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.