Work is about to begin on new bathrooms and more parking at the Sooke Potholes after the municipality received a grant from the provincial government for $353,449.
In February 2022, the provincial government gave grants to 10 different tourism projects across the Island totalling $2,372,663. The District of Sooke was one of the recipients for this Sooke Potholes project.
On top of that grant, the District of Sooke voted to allocate an additional $50,000 from the Canada Community Building Fund.
Construction is set to begin the week of March 27, with the work estimated to be complete before the May-long weekend.
Improvements in the gateway parking for Sooke Potholes lot will include more parking, widening two staircases that access beaches, constructing two accessible pit toilets, and adding wayfinding and visitor information.
The district says disruptions to park access are expected to be minimal, but visitors should expect to see construction in the lowest parking lot before entering the CRD portion of the park.
RELATED FROM 2019: Pay-by-plate parking now in effect for Thetis Lake and Sooke Potholes