Boats docked at the marina

(Picture BC photo)


Things to Do

Sightseers whale watching (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Sightseers whale watching (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Its idyllic setting on the Salish Sea, sheltered waters, myriad islands and varied landscape all contribute to Sidney's role as hub for outdoor adventure.

Diving, fishing, ocean kayaking, whale watching and eco-tours bring pleasures of the sea.

The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Butchart Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, golf, hiking, biking, shopping in "Booktown," and visiting Saanich Peninsula wineries keep landlubbers busy, busy, busy.

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre plants Sidney on the tourism and ecology maps of the world. Snugly located in the Sidney Pier Hotel, this is the contemporary aquarium at its best. Tanks and exhibits provoke a sense of wonder at the undersea world. They also remind us that the most beautiful of life forms are under attack in ways unprecedented in history.

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