From the North (Nanaimo) take the Trans Canada Highway (Number 1) south from Nanaimo, following the directions to Victoria and Sooke. After passing through the magnificent Goldstream park (famous for its natural beauty and annual salmon spawning run) stay on the main highway for a few more miles and take the right lane exit – number 14 – to highway 14. Turn right from the exit, and head south through Langford (where you cross the train tracks) and keep going south through a couple more lights till you come to traffic lights at Highway 14 – Sooke Road – where you turn right.
From the south (Victoria) Head north on Douglas Street (Victoria’s main Street) and it will turn into Trans Canada Highway #1. Take exit 14 to Langford and Sooke. Be sure to get into the left lane on this exit ramp, so you go underneath the overpass and around to end up heading south. Stay on this four lane road through Langford (where you cross the train tracks) and keep on going until you come to traffic lights at Highway 14 – Sooke Road – where you turn right.
Once you are on Highway 14, keep on driving through Langford and into the woods of Metchosin. Stay on Highway 14 for ten or 15 minutes… Once you pass the 17 Mile House Pub on your right, you know you’re getting close to Moonlit Cove – it is exactly 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles) from the pub. Carry on straight ahead – don’t take the turnoff left to East Sooke – and you’ll pass a sign for the Thunderbird Outdoor Centre. Then you go down and around a long curve to the left, where you get your first serious glimpse of Sooke Inlet far below you to your left. As you reach the top of the hill, you’ll see a round blue sign on the left side of the road – Moonlit Cove. Turn left down onto the driveway, where you will see two houses – a brown wooden house immediately below you, and a larger, blue-gray home with two adjacent cabins, further left, overlooking an eye-popping view of Sooke Harbour. Stay on the driveway parallel to the highway above for about 100 yards, then turn right down through the stone gates, and you’ve arrived at Moonlit Cove B & B!
PS: Take your time getting here… it’s a beautiful drive, but it’s also a winding, sometimes narrow road. You may find that someone who’s in a hurry and who knows the road better than you starts to tailgate you to try to make you go faster… if that happens, just pull over to the shoulder when you find an appropriate place, and let the traffic behind you pass. They’ll appreciate it, and it will allow you to resume your journey through the forests of Vancouver Island without feeling rushed.