Sidney, BC Travel Guide
British Columbia, Canada
Sidney & North Saanich are located near the City of Victoria on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada. Known as the gateway to the Gulf Islands. Sidney and N.Saanich make up the North Saanich Peninsula, neighbored with the communities of Brentwood Bay & Central Saanich, Oak Bay, Sooke, and Westshore.
Together these communities make up the Greater Victoria region of British Columbia, Canada an exciting and adventurous place to live and visit!
Staying in Sidney or North Saanich on Vancouver Island is convenient, the accommodations are plentiful with hotels bed and breakfasts cottages and vacation homes, all minutes from the Victoria Int. Airport and BC Ferries.
Known locally as Sidney by the Sea, there are many things to do while visiting.. There is no need to drive as most things are within walking distance of town.
Take a walk and discover the history at the local museum, or a cultural event at the theatre. Find that special gift in one of the friendly shops. How about an adventure? Take a walk on the docks at Port Sidney Marina and go on an exciting Whale Watching Tour, Sailing Cruise, Eco-Tour, or Fishing Charter for Salmon or Halibut. A must do in the summer is to take the family on a 20 minute cruise to the magnificent sandy beaches of Sidney Island & Sidney Spit.
Venture out of town to visit one of the many parks near Sidney or spend the afternoon take a scenic drive to Victoria, British Columbia, where there is a plethora of things to do.
Tucked away against the western edge of mainland British Columbia and the north shore of Washington Stateís Olympic Peninsula, Vancouver Island stretches 520 km (280mi) in length.
Warm Pacific air keeps Vancouver Islandís temperature moderate and guarantees good weather year round. Annual precipitation is much less that of Vancouver, B.C. or Seattle WA giving us Vancouver Islanders the sun to enjoy.
Truly one of the most beautiful places on Earth! Offering all the pleasures of an island retreat filled with adventure, temperate rainforests, pristine lakes & rivers, everything the nature lover could ask for. Mixed with the hustle of the provincial capital, Victoria, British Columbia, and the natural charm of busy fishing, mining and logging towns.