To fully experience all that Sidney and the surrounding region has to offer you need to spend at least two days to soak it all in.
Rich in history and surrounded in natural beauty, Sidney is the gateway to Vancouver Island. Complete with a vibrant boutique-shopping district and many quaint dining options, you won’t know where to start. To complete the Sidney experience, Victoria Distillers, the only waterfront distillery on Vancouver Island offers daily tours and tastings. Complete with a cozy lounge and outdoor patio with sweeping views of Mount Baker and the Salish Sea, the distillery will impress even the most discerning libation connoisseur.
The waterfront in Sidney offers many experiences including the Town’s sculpture walk and historic walking tour. Be sure to visit with local fisherman as you stroll down the iconic Sidney fishing pier. You can also hop on a whale watching or guided kayak tour right from the waterfront. If you want to visit the nearby wine region, you can do so on your way to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, only a 15-minute drive from Sidney.
Sidney is known as Canada’s only Booktown so be sure to peruse the5 independent bookstores during your visit. If you are bringing little ones, the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea the BC Aviation Museum and the Sidney Museum offer special hands-on experiences not to be missed!