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Welcome Back Package

Welcome Back Package

We would love to welcome you back with a very special 2 night  Welcome Back Package, including a fabulous ocean front guest room with a $170 dining credit for our award winning restaurant. And to welcome you back, we’ll have a chilled bottle of sparkling wine waiting for you. Special rate starting at: $598.00 + taxes. Upgrade to one of our fabulous feature rooms for $100.00 per night.

Please note:

  • Our dining room is closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • This offer is available October 1, 2015 through December 21, 2015.
  • Offer excludes statutory holidays and is subject to availability.
  • Beverages, gratuities and taxes are extra.
  • The “Welcome Back” package cannot be used, or combined with other offers.

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Sooke Salmon Charter

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If you really want to catch fish, then you have come to the right spot! Sooke Salmon Charters is a long established and successful charter fishing company located on Southern Vancouver Island.

Your package includes:

  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodation
  • 6 hours fishing charter
  • Some restrictions apply
  • This offer only available on new online reservations
  • Prices may vary for weekend, or holiday bookings

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West Coast Wine & Cheese Package

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Stay two fabulous evenings at the Sooke Harbour House and enjoy a $100 Dining Credit each night when you dine. Also included with this package are two bottles of wine, 1 red and 1 white, Sommelier’s choice, as well as a cheese plate in your room upon arrival. Package designed for Double Occupancy.

Starting from: $1125.00 + taxes

  • Some restrictions apply
  • This offer only available on new online reservations
  • Prices may vary for weekend, or holiday bookings

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Season Of Romance Package

Season Of Romance Package

Spend one of the most romantic evenings possible on Vancouver Island!

Our ‘Season of Romance’ includes our world-renowned freshly prepared 4-course Dining Menu for 2 in our own Sooke Harbour House Restaurant with west coast views of the Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains!

Starting from: $519.00 + taxes

  • Some restrictions apply
  • This offer only available on new online reservations
  • Prices may vary for weekend, or holiday bookings
  • Please note our restaurant is closed every Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

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Celebrate Love 2015

honeymoon-couple-300x403Celebrate Love 2015

Celebrate the love in your life with our timeless romantic seaside location! We are offering a fantastic package that includes dining in our world-renowned restaurant with the freshest local ingredients; wine-pairing suggestions from our wine-cellars; suites with breathtaking ocean views; seaside spa services; and a variety of westcoast adventures to spice up your getaway!

  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • A $50 dining credit each night in our world-renowned Sooke Harbour House restaurant

Your Romance Welcome check-in includes:

  • a bottle of sparkling wine from our wine-cellars,
  • Sooke Harbour House Cheese plate and
  • a Tray of melt-your-heart chocolate Truffles from our Chef
  • Some restrictions apply
  • This offer only available on new online reservations
  • Prices may vary for weekend, or holiday bookings
  • This package is available any 2 consecutive nights.  Starting at $365.00 per night + taxes
  • Please note our restaurant is closed every Tuesday and Wednesday evening

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Lifetime Achievement Award from Vancouver Magazine

2015-03-22_1247Sooke Harbour House Hotel Owners Sinclair and Frederique Philip Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Vancouver Magazine

Sooke Harbour House owners, Sinclair and Frederique Philip, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Vancouver Magazine’s 21st Annual Restaurant Awards, along with the award for Best Restaurant on Vancouver Island. The awards ceremony took place on Tuesday, May 18th, at the Sheraton Wall Center in Vancouver.

“Long before the 100-Mile Diet, before Bishops and Ocean Wise and the word ‘locavore,’ there was Sooke Harbour House,” says Christina Burridge from Vancouver Magazine, and while regional cuisine is now garnering much media attention, “every proponent of regional dining owes a debt to the locavore granddaddy Sooke Harbour House.”

“Sooke Harbour House has been celebrated by everyone from Condé Nast Traveler to Wine Spectator, and has drawn discerning guests from around the world, but it’s the Philips’ three decades of infusing visitors, chefs, and staff with their knowledge of place that has helped define West Coast food and earned them this award,” says Burridge.

For the Philips, serving seasonal, regional foods at Sooke Harbour House was never about being in vogue.

“In 1979, when we started to serve local food, we had no idea that eating regionally and seasonally would become as popular as it is today,” says Sinclair Philip.

“When we opened, we simply thought, with such an abundance of high quality regional ingredients, why would we need to bring in foods from anywhere else? We weren’t trying to start a trend, it was just common sense, and also the way we used to eat when we lived in rural France.”

Over the past 31 years, almost all of the food served at the Sooke Harbour House has come from its own certified organic gardens and farm, local area farms in Sooke and Metchosin, and the ocean around their doorstep.

“We still have some of the same suppliers we have worked with for the past 31 years,” says Mr. Philip.

“We have established a regular supply of free range lamb from across Sooke Bay at Silver Spray Farm, local rabbits, Tamworth pigs, suckling kid, Vancouver Island bison, pastured Cowichan Bay chicken, and we serve rare breed animals from our area.” On top of this, “we were perhaps the first restaurant in Canada to make widespread use of edible flowers, grown outdoors, twelve months of the year,” he adds.

Over these 31 years, the Philips and their team at Sooke Harbour House have learned to work with roughly twenty different types of local seaweeds and large numbers of indigenous plants, berries, wild herbs and mushrooms.

The Philips have always tried to showcase the best foods from Vancouver Island.

“From the very beginning, we realized that it is important to support the production of small scale, artisan cheeses from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. I even have a cheese named after me; that is St. Clair, from Hilary’s Cheese. We can now serve sheep, cow, goat and water buffalo cheeses most months of the year so why would we bring in cheese from the outside?”

“We have also worked to sustain local wines, spirits, ciders and vinegars, as well as meads from Tugwell Creek Meadery and Honey Farm in Sooke.”

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award also marks the 21st consecutive year that the Sooke Harbour House Hotel has received the award from Vancouver Magazine as Best Vancouver Island Restaurant. The Philips credit much of this to their staff at the Sooke Harbour House.

Frederique Philip says, “I am very proud that our kitchen team has once again been honoured with this distinction for their hard and consistent work. It is very hard to maintain this level of quality day in and day out and I really admire them for their ongoing creativity and consistency. It is a pleasure to work with artisans who come up with new dishes that reflect the rhythms of the seasons, and who respect the intrinsic nature of the ingredients from our certified organic gardens and the sea nearby. We have been very fortunate over the last thirty years to have been able to work with such outstanding people.”

To contact Sinclair Philip please call 250-642-3421 ext. 203 or email sinclair@sookeharbourhouse.com. To contact Frederique Philip please call 250-642-3421 ext. 308 or email frederique@sookeharbourhouse.com. Website: www.sookeharbourhouse.com

Ira Hoffecker

DSC_0001-new-300x170Ira Hoffecker is a visual artist from Germany who lives and works in Victoria, B.C.
She is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Ira’s work is represented by seven galleries in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Washington State.
Her paintings are informed by cities’ identities; she is interested in urban alterations: both historical and contemporary. The geometric shapes inherent in architecture and the maps relating to architectural form provide my compositional language. Her work examines the relationships between people and cities by responding to reconstruction and restoration in the urban landscape.
She has had solo and duo exhibitions at The Front Gallery in Edmonton, Axis Contemporary Art in Calgary, Dales Gallery in Victoria, The Gallery at Matticks in Victoria and group exhibitions at Granville Fine Art Gallery in Vancouver and Sopa Fine Arts in Kelowna.

Ira’s painting BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ received the Juror’s Award at the juried Sooke Fine Art Show 2012, and another $ 1000 Award at the juried Painting On The Edge 2012 Exhibition in Vancouver.
She studied art at the Vancouver Island School of Art and will gain her Diploma of Fine Arts in May 2013 and is simultaneously taking art history courses at Emily Carr University in Vancouver.

Travel + Leisure 500 Best Hotels in the World

travel-and-leisure-worlds-best-image-298x300We are very proud to announce that we are again among the 500 Best Hotels in the world for 2013!

Congratulations to every one of the other hotels in Canada especially in British Columbia, it is an honour for us to be among such fantastic properties.

Congratulations to all of you dear members of our great staff, suppliers, foragers, and especially every one of you our great supporters you our guests!

We wish you the most healthy and prosperous year 2013,

From all of us at Sooke Harbour House

Glen Henderson

Salmon-300x200Glen Henderson is a Port Alberni wildlife wood carver and stone sculptor.  Born in 1961 and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba, he learned to appreciate nature while growing up surrounded by the beauty of the Precambrian Shield.  His father is credited with teaching him patience and taking great pride in workmanship.  These two traits are apparent when studying one of Glen’s carvings or sculptures.

Glen’s pieces reflect his love of wildlife; creating three dimensional, free form pieces designed to capture the animals at a specific moment in time.  Attention to detail is evident in his work.  His inspiration comes from nature itself, whether it’s a crab on the beach or a trout in a stream.


Exotic hardwoods from around the world, in addition to some local species, are transformed into creatures showcasing natural wood grains and colours.  Stone sculptures are created from soapstone, alabaster, and other interesting rock such as locally sourced granite and talc.





Sandy Terry

Awakening-BlazeSM-225x300Sandy Terry is an award – winning West Coast artist, Sandy Terry, draws inspiration form the abundant natural beauty of British Columbia. She is drawn to capture the simple elegance in the curve of a leaf, subtle shifts in color and the radiance of light as it interacts with form, all in a moment in time.

Dramatically representational, with loosely flowing brushwork and richly layered pigment to achieve greater depth, her vibrant renderings embody the essence of splendor and grace in Nature’s timeless canvas.

Her work is in private collections in Canada and the United States.




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