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The Sooke River flows into this basin and it has an excellent chum run of fish.
Gold was discovered in the Sooke area in the 1860's in a tributary of the Sooke River called the Leech River.
Sooke has a sheltered harbour that is very shallow. The T'so-ke First Nations people lived here for thousands of years and were wealthy in the abundance of nature around them. They had salmon, crab and clams from the sea and the land provided berries, roots, game and ducks. The first settler here to buy land was a Scot, Captain Walter Grant who came around 1843. He brought with him the yellow Scottish broom that has spread now from here to Alaska and California and has taken over many of the indigenous plants.When he left he deeded his land to the Muirs, other Scots. The Muirs and their five children had a farm and sawmill and were important in developing the lumber market. The rainforest was harvested to build the economy of the area.