The picturesque town of Sidney by the Sea is one of 13 municipalities in Greater Victoria, offering a mixture of single-family residences, condominium-style units, and light industry, service, and retail outlets in and around the town centre.
Located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula on the traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ People on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Sidney straddles Highway 17 (AKA. the Patricia Bay Highway, or more colloquially the Pat Bay), and the community's Eastern boundary is met by the Salish Sea and the island-studded Haro Strait.
In 1859, Captain Richards named nearby Sidney island for Frederick W. Sidney who, like Richards, served in the survey branch of the Royal Navy. In SENĆOŦEN, the language of the W̱SÁNEĆ People, the land which the Town of Sidney sits on is called SET,TINES, which means "chest sticking out," in reference to the way the land juts out into the water. From the island was born the town name.
With a moderate climate, flat walkable layout, scenic 3.6 kilometre waterfront walkway and a 420 ft. Fishing Pier, the town is a year-round tourist destination and local haunt. Just a 20 minute drive from downtown Victoria, Sidney is home to the Sidney/Anacortes (Washington, USA) Ferry Terminal and it's also quite close by Victoria International Airport and the Swartz Bay BC Ferries Terminal.
Sidney boasts many attractions and amenities including an excellent variety of stores, specialty shops and businesses providing unique products and personalized service. It's restaurants offer a diverse assortment of excellent meals and cater to all tastes. In fact, as Canada's only "Booktown" you'll get to enjoy hours of browsing through quaint new and used bookstores. Sidney’s major economic drivers are manufacturing, retail and tourism, but there is a large boating and marine industry in the area too. To read more about life on the Peninsula, click here.
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