Sooke Lake Houses for Sale

Search all Sooke Lake Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Sooke Lake is a neighbourhood in Malahat, BC. Residents living around Sooke Lake enjoy peace, space, and rugged wilderness.

Homes may have water views of the lake, but as it is a protected primary water source for the City of Victoria, there are no waterfront properties in this neighbourhood of the Cowichan Valley. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Sooke Lake properties come on the market.

Sooke Lake MLS Real Estate Listings October 4, 2022
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Real Estate in Sooke Lake 

As the Sooke Lake area is a rural community in the Cowichan Valley near the Capital Regional District of Victoria, BC, it is a peaceful and beautiful place to live, and homes in this community are also highly sought after. The commuting distance to nearby Duncan, Mill Bay, and Victoria is short, allowing residents to live a rural lifestyle without sacrificing access to amenities and services in the city. 

You will not find townhouses, condos, or apartment buildings in the Sooke Lake neighbourhood. Homes for sale in Sooke Lake are generally single-family character homes or mid-century models, spaced out to allow maximum privacy, so you can get back to nature, get artistic, or build your dream home.

Treed lots abound, and there will be plenty of parking space for your RVs and other toys on your property. You can build your dream workshop, start a hobby farm with chickens and goats, plant a large garden, or create your perfect patio. 

About Sooke Lake

The Sooke Lake Reservoir is a natural lake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It is the main water supply for Victoria, BC, the Capital Regional District. Located in the Sooke Hills region of the Cowichan Valley, it is approximately 30 km northwest of Victoria and 50 km south of Duncan, BC, a small but steadily growing city. 

Although Sooke Lake is located near the popular vacation destination of Shawnigan Lake, there is no easy access between the two communities, keeping tourists away from the important water reservoir and ensuring residents of the Sooke Lake community enjoy all the peace and quiet. 

When living near Sooke Lake, you may want to consider the necessary travelling to access amenities and services like grocery stores, gas stations, schools, and health services. Although these amenities are not far, rural life involves some travel and planning ahead. 

Things to Do at Sooke Lake

Although Sooke Lake itself is not a destination full of attractions, it is central to some of the best places on Vancouver Island, and there is plenty to do within a short drive. 

Spending the Day in Victoria

Victoria, British Columbia, is a smaller city with a big personality. It has incredible places for shopping, eating, and entertainment. There are the niche Oak Bay boutiques, fabulous downtown restaurants, three major shopping malls, numerous concert venues and event centres, street performers and markets, and much more. Take in the culture, visit the inner harbour, or enjoy a walk through the lush Fernwood neighbourhood. Admire totem poles in Thunderbird Park, see peacocks in Beacon Hill Park, or even visit the Empress Hotel for high tea. There is no limit to what you can find in the capital city. 

Visiting Shawnigan Lake in the Summer

Shawnigan Lake is a nearby summer hotspot with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, including waterskiing, fishing, hiking, and spending time at one of the many beaches. There are gourmet restaurants, art galleries, and other fun tourist destinations to explore. The Kinsol Trestle Bridge is a delightful hiking destination, or you may wish to paddle your canoe to Memory Island Provincial Park. This sleepy community comes to life during the summer, and it is a fun place to spend time and enjoy the great Vancouver Island outdoors. 

Going Tubing Down the Cowichan River

Float down the Cowichan River on a hot summer afternoon on an inflatable tube. This is a safe and relaxing, slow ride, with small bursts of quicker currents pushing you along, making the experience fun and exciting. The float time is approximately 2.5 hours when you enter at the mouth of the Cowichan River and exit at Little Beach. Convenient signage and the occasional garbage can and recycling area can be found along the riverbanks.

Tube and life jacket rentals are available from companies like The Tube Shack, and a shuttle service is provided, making it an easy day. You may bring alcoholic drinks if you wish, but water is recommended (as is sunscreen!) as it gets hot on the river. A fun day for the family, and the starting point is less than an hour’s drive away from Sooke Lake.