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Metchosin is a rural community within the Capital Regional District, with a population of over 4,700 people. The District’s boundaries encompass 17,396 acres (7,040 hectares) of land. The District was incorporated in 1984.


Facts and figures aside, Metchosin is a community that…

  • Stretches from the ocean shoreline into the uplands areas of the Sooke Hills.

  • Contains unique environmental features, like the salt marsh of Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park, Douglas fir ecosystem, rare plant habitats, and in land wetlands used by birds and water fowl.

  • Grows food for Vancouver Island, with over 20 working farms in the District.

  • Is home to vital parks in the CRD network – Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park, Albert Head Lagoon, Sooke Wilderness Park, Matheson Lake Park, Devonian Regional Park.

  • Is the near neighbour to the Scia’new First Nation.

  • Is home to Hans Helgesen Elementary School and the Montessori School.

  • Is the home to DND Rocky Point and William Head Institution.

  • Welcomes students from all over the world during their studies at Pearson College.

  • Pack its municipal hall on Friday night Talk and Walk sessions, learning about turkey vultures, mushrooms, invasive plant eradication and habitat restoration.

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