Boots & Brews
**Due to public health concerns, transportation is no longer included with this tour. Guests will need their own vehicle, and will follow their guide from each location**
You bring the boots, I'll find the brews! This full-day multi-stop tour gives you the chance to explore some highlights of the Sooke area.
We'll meet at the BC Transit Park & Ride in front of the Sooke River Store and then head to The Sooke Potholes Park to explore the beautiful riverside ecosystem. After about an hour of hiking, we'll leave the park and make our way to our first brewery stop, at Sooke Oceanside Brewery. Guests can enjoy a small sample or a tasting board with 5oz glasses of a few brews. Off-sales are available for purchase.
After a quick stop to pick up lunch from Road to Sooke Cafe we'll head to Bad Dog Brewing. The smallest commercial brewing operation in Sooke, Bad Dog is built inside of a re-purposed 2 car garage, but they still produce enough beer to be found on many liquor store shelves.
After Bad Dog, we'll drive further down the coast and stop to view Sheringham Lighthouse, built in 1912 this National Historic Site on the Salish Sea still functions as a navigational aid. Our last hiking stop will be Sandcut Beach just 10 minutes further down the road. After some time to enjoy the seashore, we'll make our way back to Sooke and wrap up the tour at Sooke Brewing Company.
Lunch for the day is catered from The Road to Sooke Cafe, with a delicious baked treat, a cup of locally-roasted coffee (or tea, latte, ect ect) and a healthy sandwich on freshly baked sourdough. We'll stop in Sooke to pick up lunch on our way, and can eat at the cafe if time permits.
$75 per guest. 2 guest minimum.
*Tastings & Offsales are NOT included with tour price*
Tea in the Trees
The fresh spring growth of many plants and trees can be collected and enjoyed as a wild tea. They may be dried for storage or enjoyed fresh. It's a comforting way to connect further with the natural world and the friends you're sharing the pot of tea with.
As we hike I'll identify the various plants I use for my wild tea blend. I'll pick us enough for a pot of tea, boil some water on a small burner, and steep the wild ingredients right in front of you! Fresh muffins will be served with tea because my wife runs her own cafe and makes such tasty goodies!
On our hike back to the starting point, I'll give each guest a small zip-lock bag so you can pick a small bag of tea ingredients to enjoy another cup or two later in the evening.
This workshop hike can be hosted in many locations, on an easy trail or somewhere more challenging. Send an email to find out more.
$40 per guest, 2 guest minimum
Office stress running high? Friction in the band? Coaching a team and want to help them bond? Flex-day Friday at work? Come together as a group by challenging each other to summit one of the more difficult mountain trails around Victoria and discover how strong you are with teamwork and positive encouragement!
I'll consult with you to create a day suited to your team, we can all meet somewhere close to the office after work. A healthy lunch can be catered for each hiker, backpacks and water bottles as well.
Max group size is 8 hikers. My rate for this kind of adventure is flexible, please inquire with your group details.