East Sooke Park

Welcome to Rainforest Tours Guided Day Hiking

Operating Eco Wilderness Tours Since 2010

About East Sooke Park

East Sooke Park includes over 3459 acres of natural and protected landscape and 50 km (31 miles) of trails.

Rainforest Tours offers a number of different sized loops starting from both Aylard Farm and Copper Mine trail. We offer trips that suit all adventures from small to large. For anyone wanting a challenge there is also the option of exploring the full 10 km (6.2 miles) of winding coastal trail that stretches between Aylard Farm and Copper Mine trail.

Aylard Farm

Price per person:
Half day $110 | Full day $170

Begin your day walking through the remains of a heritage apple orchard and a cleared pasture left over from a past settlement. Explore a white sand beach and numerous coves full of exceptionally diverse tidal pools and crystal clear water. Follow along windswept bluffs, through the rainforests, and to a lookout point and heritage site, where you view ancient petroglyphs left behind by the Coast Salish people. This is a perfect place to sit back, enjoy a gourmet lunch, and take in the beautiful ocean views. (Your choice of length~2km-10km)

Copper Mine Trail

Price per person:
Half day $110 | Full day $170

Start the trip with a walk through mature cedar woods along an old logging road. Emerge from the dark rainforest into a bay of beautiful views, crystal clear emerald water, and tidal pools full of colourful ocean life. Hike through lush rainforests full of ancient plants, and in and out of windswept bluffs overlooking coves abundant with mosses and ferns. Far below you, the water is clear enough to view seals and otters swimming and playing below. Stretch your legs, relax, and enjoy a gourmet lunch while watching the wild and beautiful ocean life around you. (Your choice of length~2km-10km)

How to decide on a specific tour?

What kind of hiking/walking adventure are you looking for? An enjoyable hike through the rainforest to a solitary stretch of beach, followed by relaxing exploration? Or perhaps a full day of hiking through wild rainforest and along coastal bluffs overlooking the ocean? Either way, Rainforest Tours has the ideal tour for you. Let us know exactly what it is you are seeking and we will match you with the perfect adventure!

Customized Tours:

Rainforest Tours also offers customized tours for those in groups of 6 or more. In addition, if you are interested in some of our more challenging hikes, please contact us for further information and pricing.