Were you as excited as we were to see Sooke, BC on The Amazing Race Canada?
Incase you missed it, you’ll see the area featured in the second half of Episode 3. The episode begins in Whistler, before moving on to Nanaimo via ferry, then down the island to the Malahat Skywalk. After spending most of the day completing challenges in the Victoria area, the teams were instructed to make their way to the Sooke Boardwalk.
Paddleboards and a challenge were waiting for the teams on the boardwalk. Using the Rotary Pier as a starting point, they paddled out to white floating buoys along the waterway to locate three matching vacation location tags that included a matching flight, hotel, and an activity. The partner that did the paddling found it extremely challenging due to the strong wind and current that day. Despite the difficulties, the sun shone, and the scenery provided a gorgeous backdrop for the challenge. Each contestant found a way to fight through the difficult experience and received their next clue, directing them on to the final stop of the episode, Whiffin Spit.
The teams drove themselves to Whiffin Spit and made their way only a short distance down the path. The team that arrived first won a trip to Nassau in the Bahamas. Mayor Maja Tait and host John Montgomery were there to greet the contestants, welcoming them to Sooke. And unfortunately, the last team to reach Whiffin Spit was eliminated.
Overall, it was a very brief tour of South Vancouver Island, scratching only the surface of the amazing locations we have in the area. But we were thrilled to have Sooke included! Maybe in a future season they’ll need to take a Big Zip?