Rural Metchosin Farmland
Metchosin is located on the southern coast of Vancouver Island, British
Columbia, Canada, a quick twenty minute drive from the capital city Victoria.
It has a population of just under 5,000 on approximately 30 square miles
of rural farmland and second-growth forests, bordered by the Strait of
Juan de Fuca on its southern side.
The District of Metchosin is a nature lover's paradise with miles of
pristine hiking trails, beautiful
pebble beaches, and marsh-like areas for for bird watching. Native
petroglyphs can be found in East Sooke Park and local marinas have docking
sites for pleasure sailing and fishing boats. Also hike or bike the famous
Trail which starts in Victoria and continues through Colwood and Langford
to Metchosin and on to Sooke and Leechtown.
is a much studied wetland area and a unique ecosystem that is a tourist
draw in all seasons.
A number of artists, carvers, potters and other artisans
reside in the area. There is a strong sense of community, in this small,
rural village, serviced by small-business
Metchosin is home of Pearson College, one of the United World Colleges,
and the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts.
Other communities: Sooke ~ Sidney