East Sooke is situated on the south side of the Sooke Basin and the south end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It is one of several communities that make up the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, which is an unincorporated rural Electoral Area under the jurisdiction of the Capital Regional District. East Sooke had a total of 1435 residents in 2011. Children under 10 and children aged 10-14 years of age made up 8.4% and 5.2% of the population respectively. 5.9% of the residents were 15-19 years of age and 4.5% were 20-24. 22% of the residents were in their 50's. People aged 60-64 made up 9.4% of the population; over 10% of the residents were 65-74 years of age; and almost 4% of the residents were 75 years of age and older.
East Sooke's general character is rural, a mix of small residential subdivisions, small farms, and wilderness. There is one general store in the community, which is supplemented by a farmer's market and vegetable stands in the summer months. Over half of East Sooke's land base is parkland. There are three regional parks in East Sooke: Matheson Lake Regional Park, Roche Cover Regional Park and East Sooke Regional Park, the latter of which attracted over 123,000 visitors in 2013. It is a fabulous place to live!
A growing number of residents rely on services outside of the community in the nearby communities of Sooke, Metchosin, and Langford. Still, many residents travel to Victoria for services. This website has been created to provide information to residents regarding services available in the community. The website is under development, and will benefit from input from East Sooke residents who have learned how and where to find resources for themselves and their families. Please let us know what is missing on our website. It may be of help to your neighbour. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.