About five years ago, I made the decision to move to Victoria, BC. Coming from Medicine Hat, Alberta with winters that dropped down to -35 degree Celsius, it was an easy sell. There are plenty of hidden secrets here. Vancouver Island is approximately 480 km long and 80 km in width. Although it is just a small island, you can lose yourself quite quickly here.
Throughout my time on the Island, I have briefly started to explore the Sooke area. Combing Botanical Beach with friends, witnessing a pod of 50 Orca whales swim right by, picnicking on Mystic Beach and watching surfers— are all memories that I tie to Sooke.