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Sidney by-the-Sea

With a population of 11,000 residents, Sidney BC is the centre of the commercial activities that supports the surrounding Peninsula region. Primarily a residential, marine and retail community, with a growing segment of hi-tech industries, Sidney continues to expand on its well established tourism market and marine based industry. Sidney offers the charm and character of a seaside community complete with a variety of shops, a fascinating museum and friendly people. Fine dining, fishing, shopping and world class boating are also on Sidney’s doorstep.

The Victoria Int. Airport, close to Sidney, is served by major airlines, charters, bus & taxi services to Sidney and Victoria BC.

Boaters enjoy ocean adventures from nearby marinas. As well, both the BC Ferries and Washington State Ferries provide access to the Canadian Gulf Islands, American San Juan islands and Anacortes WA.

Sidney & the Saanich Peninsula, with it’s moderate climate and international accessibility is becoming Canada’s pearl for recreation, accommodation and relaxing lifestyle

Other Sidney Attractions

Booktown of Sidney

BC Aviation Museum

Heritage Acres

Mineral World

Sidney Museum

Tourism Information Sites

Sidney-by-the-Sea Info site


Tourism Vancouver Island.

Tourism BC


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