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Come aboard for a scenic seaplane flight and experience an authentic west coast way of life. Out here, this is how we travel for work, for fun and sometimes just for the view! Join us for a tour or scheduled flight today and see BC the way we do. You’ve come all the way west, the only direction left to go is up!
Salt Spring Island
Photography lessons, workshops and photo tours on Vancouver Island, Great Bear Rainforest, Colorado, and Italy. Nationally Accredited professional photographer by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). Photography knowledge and customer service is my priority!
Explore the underwater beauty of the Salish Sea Bioregion – one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world! The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is a not-for-profit aquarium and learning centre devoted to the exploration and conservation of the Salish Sea. The Salish Sea is named after the Coast Salish indigenous peoples of the region. Explore natural aquaria habitats of over 160 live species including a giant Pacific octopus, colourful rockfish, and magnificent wolf eels. Check out the marine mammal artifact exhibit complete with a rare orca skeleton, and take in the permanent exhibit of beautiful Coast Salish art. Journey from seashore to seafloor and discover the amazing diversity of the Salish Sea in 28 aquarium habitats teeming with marine life from anemones and nudibranchs to salmon and sculpins. Then get up close and personal with weird and wonderful invertebrates in our Touch Pool overlooking the breathtaking Sidney waterfront.
Spas & Wellness, Hotels
55-room boutique hotel, spa, oceanfront restaurant & lounge, and cafe, opened in May 2007. Located on the waterfront in the charming seaside town of Sidney, British Columbia on Vancouver Island – just 10 minutes from the Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries to Vancouver, and Washington State Ferries to Anacortes, Washington. 30 minute drive to downtown Victoria. Complimentary use of 24 hour Fitness Centre. 3 Meeting/Function rooms for groups up to 60 people.
Whether a novice or an experienced kayaker, Blue Dog has a package for youFrom our paddling centre at Mill Bay Marina; Learn to Kayak on one of our Paddle Canada Skills Courses, or take a relaxing tour with an experienced guideExplore the rugged beauty of West Coast on one of our instructional expeditionsExperience stress-free skills development with a bespoke coaching sessionSmall groups
Museums & Heritage Sites
Established in 1971, the Sidney Museum has served the community of Sidney and North Saanich since then. Run by the Society of Saanich Peninsula Museums, the museum promotes awareness of local heritage through exhibits, programs, and collections. Its permanent collection consists of over 6000 items. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the museum also features rotating monthly exhibits. These temporary exhibits include everything from an annual Quilting display, a Teddy Bear Christmas Display, and of course the famous 3-month long Lego Exhibit. The Society of Saanich Peninsula Museums is a non-profit organization, and the Museum is open to the public by donation.
Boating, Sightseeing, Dining & Culinary Tours, Indigenous Culture, Wildlife Tours
Cruise the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands area aboard Canada’s classic, 92-foot schooner Maple Leaf, 88-foot tugboat Swell, or 134-foot catamaran Cascadia. Learn about the maritime, natural and cultural history of this area by cruising the coastline with your expert guides in the months of spring or autumn.
Come enjoy a trip back in time with the whole family, with over 20 aircraft on display in Sidney, at The BC Aviation Museum! Where learning and fun meet! Memorable visitor experiences include: â¢ Sit in the cockpit of a warplane. â¢ Discover the history of our valiant Canadian aviation pioneers with our passionate tour guides or on a self-guided visit. We’ve been collecting and preserving 8,000+ aviation books, 13,500+ photographs. Don’t miss our gift shop – the perfect place to find aviation themed gifts. Come explore the BC Aviation Museum in Sidney, located near the Victoria International Airport.
Every Thursday night during June, July and August, the Town’s charming main street, Beacon Avenue, is closed to traffic and transformed into one of the most spectacular, festive street markets in British Columbia.With over 150 vendors offering everything from locally grown produce, handmade jewellery by local artisans, one of a kind clothing, toys, flowers, handmade soaps, home-made breads, jams, fudge and so much more; there is something for everyone in the family! The Sidney Street Market attracts up to 5,000 people a night who all come to savour the flavours, see the sights and listen to the sounds of a myriad of musical performers. The Sidney Street Market is a must see and do event for everyone’s summer activities list. Market hours are 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
Parks & Wilderness Areas
Experience the park, an archipelago of sheltered islands, islets and reefs in the Salish Sea. Breathe in the sea air and the Mediterranean-like climate while exploring stunning beaches, peaceful coves and lush forest trails. Take in the spectacular ocean views with glimpses of seals, sea lions, porpoises and Orca whales. Connect with fascinating local culture and people, or enjoy boating, kayaking, hiking and an extensive interpretive program, including a multi-route geocaching program for all ages.
Boating, Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Outer Shores Expeditions is a small-ship, niche adventure travel company specializing in multi-day wildlife and cultural sailing expeditions to Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island, and the Great Bear Rainforest aboard our 70′ classic wooden schooner, Passing Cloud. Our small-ship expeditions provide extraordinary and intimate opportunities from April to November, for small groups of six guests to be immersed in the ancient cultures and stunning wildlife of Canada’s Pacific Coast. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
Indigenous Culture, Whale Watching
Whale watching, wildlife tours and sea kayaking tours located in the beautiful seaside town of Sidney, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. Our advantages include; calm protected water and the closest departure point to the Resident Killer whale routes meaning more whale time and an average of 30 minutes less travel time then Vancouver or Victoria. We are also at the gateway to the magical Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, less then 5 minutes off our dock and your among one of the nicest cruising grounds on the planet. Family owned and operated for over 15 years, come share our passion for the beautiful region called the Salish Sea.
Electric Bike Rentals – We come to you! Drop off and Pick up service included anywhere in Greater Victoria! Our RTG e-bike rentals are hassle free, worry free. Cycle in Victoria in the best way! Delivery of the E-bike to your location and pick it up at the location of your choice. All accessory equipment included: helmet, lock, bell, water bottle cage, pannier bag and map. Our new E-bikes are fully equipped with comfortable grips, fenders, lights, comfortable seat and rear rack. Travel without worry because of our free flat repair service – simply call us and we’ll come to you and repair or replace the tire so that you can quickly get back to your adventure! Book online or call us anytime. We aim to please and be as flexible as possible so that you can have the experience that you are looking for. Segway Tours: Join us for a Segway Tour through our beautiful local trails and parks. Longer tours will take you along the scenic Gorge waterway and down to the Songhees along the inner harbour. The tour has a variety of terrain so training is included and, for safety, participants must be comfortable in their abilities before we depart. Helmets are required and provided. Please wear closed toed flat shoes. Forested trails, spawning streams, small wildlife and beautiful waterways are just a few of the highlights of our excursion. It is both unique and full of splendor.
Sea kayak day tours, multi day tours, lessons, rentals and mothership tours. Whether you’re an experienced paddler or you’ve never been on the water before, we have the trip for you.