Sooke Mountain Provincial Park was established in 1928 to protect wildlife, wilderness and scenic values close to Victoria. This mountain park was one of the earliest provincial parks established on southern Vancouver Island and is part of the extensive Sooke Hills greenbelt. The park protects the conservation values of the rugged rocky hills, lakes, forested slopes and the watershed near Sooke River, as well as provide recreation opportunities such as wildlife viewing, wilderness hiking, fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding in a wilderness setting. The park is also surrounded by other protected park areas and part of a larger wilderness corridor. The park is undeveloped, has no road access and no maintained hiking trails.
There are no developed trails at this park. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey any posted signs. Shortcutting any designated trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Recreational fishing is permitted in Shields Lake, subject to current provincial fishing regulations. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hunting is allowed in the park. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for specific hunting regulations.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.