Illustration by D.L. MacPhail
Sooke River Road Park is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. The linear park has an eight hundred and twenty three meter trail along Sooke River Road in the Milnes Landing area of Sooke. This trail is the Stickleback Trail. The asphalt multi-user pathway connects the Galloping Goose Trail – Sooke from Kirby Road to the multi-user trails of Sooke. The route parallels Kirby Road then follows along Sooke River Road and to connect to trails near the bridge for Sooke Road. There are several tall trees that shade the pathway. Cottonwood, cedar and hemlock trees with a varied under story of ocean spray, snow berries, blackberries and salal can be seen.
Geographical location N48º 23’ 19” W123º 42’ 5” at horseshoe pitch
Sooke River Road Park 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 to the Sooke River Road. Turn right onto Sooke River Road continue along to reach Kirby Road. The multiuse trail parallels both Kirby and Sooke River Road. There is limited parking along both roads. This is about a forty minute drive from Victoria. There is a city bus stop along Sooke Road near the Sooke River Road.