Sidney, Canada

Sidney is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Sidney is located just east of Victoria International Airport, and a few kilometers south of BC Ferries' Swartz Bay terminal. The town is also the only Canadian port-of-call in the Washington State Ferry system, with ferries running from Sidney to Anacortes, Washington.

Sidney offers a variety of water based activities, from an exciting Whale Watching Tour, Sailing Cruise, Eco-Tour, or Fishing Charters for Salmon or Halibut. Family activities include a visit to one of the many oceanfront parks, or go on a 20 minute cruise to the magnificent sandy beaches of Sidney Island & Sidney Spit.

Sidney also offers shopping, recreational facilities and parks, excellent dining, arts and culture and exciting year round events. Visitors can shop at clothing shops, art galleries, gift stores, antique shops, and more.

Things to See & Do

* Marine Ecology Centre
* Butterfly Gardens
* British Columbia Aviation Museum
* Heritage Acres
* Kayaking, diving, fishing

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English
Population – 11,300 approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – +1

Port Location – Port Sidney Marina is centrally located between Second Street and Seaport Place in downtown Sidney.

Transport Links – Sidney is located a 20 minute drive from downtown Victoria; minutes from the Victoria International Airport and Schwartz Bay BC Ferry Terminal; and home to the Sidney/Anacortes Ferry Terminal. Take a ferry or airplane to access the BC Mainland, surrounding Gulf Islands and the United States.

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