Need a swimming hole with an edge? This summertime hangout on Vancouver Island is literally right next to the abandoned ruins of a failed resort and it's spooky. This might be the most interesting swimming hole in the province!\nThis gorgeous spot has an unfortunate name—The Sooke Potholes. The name doesn't do this place justice! The unique geological formation and the natural swimming pools are all thanks to glacial action 15,000 years ago when massive boulders carried by the river got stuck in the bedrock and were swirled against the walls of the canyon.\nWith one of the cleanest, clearest rivers rushing through it and the crazy pothole formations, you have to check this place out this summer. Even if you don't go for a dip, you can still explore the ruins hidden in the middle of the forest and it will be quite the summer adventure.\nView this post on Instagram You know that horror movie where you’re like... “Don’t go inside!!!”? 😬 Welllllll... I couldn’t help myself. . This was the most creepy yet amazing find on a recent hike. I had it all to myself until a couple other hikers scared the bejeezus out of me (and made me secretly glad that I wasn’t wandering around alone). . Apparently, these “ruins” were supposed to be a cliff side resort that never came to fruition due to lack of funding. The giant furnace thing was meant to be a giant BBQ pit... and here I thought it was some sort of sacrificial chamber 😱 . Personally, I love all the graffiti and was amazed by how good some of it was. There were so many good ones that I can’t pick a favourite, although the little ghost is up there. What do you think? . #Creepy or #cool ? . . . . . . #sooke #sookebc #sookepotholes #graffiti #graffitiart #ruins #hike #hiking #hikingadventures #explore #explorebc #hellobc #nature #explorecanada #britishcolumbia #beautifulbritishcolumbia #horrormovies #artinnature #grafittigram #beautiful #explorebcparks #getoutside #getoutdoors #wander #adventureawaits A post shared by Lisa Heerensperger (@trailtocity) on Apr 30, 2019 at 8:57am PDT\nBC isn't known for its ruins, but we do have these mysterious ruins that are worth checking out! The old bones of the never-realized Deertrail Resort are perched high above the Sooke Potholes. You can imagine if the massive castle was ever completed that it would have a stunning view of the rushing river below.\nView this post on Instagram Ya ice baths are good, but have you ever been in the #sookepotholes A post shared by Sarah Shepek (@shepekk) on Aug 24, 2018 at 6:18pm PDT\nHere's How To Find This Hidden Gem\nSooke Potholes Provincial Park is on Vancouver Island, about 3.5 hours and a ferry ride away from Vancouver. It's very easy to get to, there are plenty of signs and it's not far from the highway. You can get driving instructions on Google Maps and navigate there easily.\nView this post on Instagram Chilly autumn swimming 🌊🍂🍁 #uvicpec A post shared by Aidan Collins (@aidan.col) on Oct 21, 2018 at 7:15pm PDT\nFor more information on the Sooke Potholes, you can visit the BC Parks website.