Sunday afternoon, catch live music at the waterfront bandstand.
Or visit the Sidney Marine Museum where interactive exhibits will entertain and educate
the young and old alike.|
Want to see a live whale? With SeaQuest from Sidney it's usually quicker to the pods, and en route you visit bird rookeries and seal colonies. Or rent a kayak, and take your time to explore the forest-draped islands and secluded bays at your own pace. Or from May September catch the passenger ferry to Sidney Spit from the foot of Beacon Avenue - the best white sand beaches in the straits.
Near the Port Sidney Marina, visit the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, 9811 Seaport Place, Sidney BC, Tel: 250-665-7511, E-mail
Visiting the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is not going to be a passive experience. Plan to become inspired because we hope you will learn to cherish the ocean. The ocean needs you and there are many things you can do.
Nearby, collect gemstones, pan for gold, or excavate for real fossils at the acclaimed Mineral World/Scratch Patch. And don't miss their free Interactive Earth Sciences Centre. It's crystal and mineral heaven for kids of all ages.
So much to see and do, in such a little town! Waterfront pubs serve locally brewed ales and beers. The BC Aviation Museum (close to the airport) is a working exhibit of planes from 1910 to the present. Rent a bike or scooter, and follow the old Cordwood Express railway route on its 30km winding way through farms and suburbs, into the City of Victoria.
Or just sit back, watch the passing scene, and experience that gentler style from an earlier age. After all, what's a holiday for?
Sidney by the Sea is a delightful town well situated for accessing accommodations, attractions, activities and restaurants in Greater Victoria. A secret to many, Sidney also has many special attractions of its own. A great downtown shopping area, many good places to eat, relax or access to many tourist activities. Sidney is a very special community that deserves more than a second look. It is also well situated for access to the fabulous Gulf Islands. Even if it rains, there is lots to do in Sidney!