SOOKE  () district municipality, pop 9,704 (2006), is a LOGGING and FISHING community overlooking Sooke Harbour on the southwest coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND, 25 km west of VICTORIA. It was originally inhabited by the T'sou-ke, a group of NORTHERN STRAITS (Central Coast SALISHAN FIRST NATIONS) people. In 1849 Walter GRANT established a small colony of settlers along the Sooke...

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