Sooke Harbour Cemetery Green Space


Sooke Harbour Cemetery Green Space is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Formed in nineteen twenty two, this one hectare grass covered green space has tall Douglas fir trees and a few deciduous trees among the headstones. The cemetery is fenced with a tall chain link fence. Along Sooke Road there is an evergreen hedge and the name sign. The gate and roadway are accessible from Sooke Road. Mr. Ginger Goodwin, local labour movement leader, has a unique tombstone here. It has the symbol of the socialist movement, a red hammer and sickle. This green space is maintained by the Sooke Lions Club. It is a good place to explore the history of the area. There are three other cemeteries in the Sooke area.

Geographical location N48º 23’ 13”  W123º 41’ 28”

Sooke Harbour Cemetery Green Space can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway. Take the Langford Parkway exit and follow along to reach Sooke Road (Hwy 14). Follow Sooke Road look for the cemetery across from the Saseemos Elementary School. Turn left onto Idlemore Road.  There is a parking along the gravel edge of Idlemore Road. This is about a forty minute drive from Victoria. There is a city bus stop near this green space along Sooke Road.


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