Sidney and North Saanich, BC, Canada is located on the northern tip of the Saanich Peninsula on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Sidney is on the shores of the Salish Sea and is considered a gateway to the Gulf Islands and referred to as "Sidney by the Sea" and Book Town (10+ bookstores).
Activities most enjoyed in the Village of Sidney and North Saanich and surrounding areas include whale watching, boating, sailing, ocean kayaking, fishing, beachcombing, sightseeing, touring, cycling, hiking, scuba diving, biking and shopping.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations located in Sidney and North Saanich and the surrounding area includes the Sidney Spit National Park Reserve, Sidney Waterfront Walkway, Lochside Waterfront Park, Elk - Beaver Lake Regional Park, Beacon Park, Horth Hill Regional Park, Tulista Park, Coles Bay Regional Park, and the Island View Beach Regional Park.
Some of the natural attractions, museums, art and cultural venues in Sidney and North Saanich, British Columbia and the surrounding regions includes the Port Sidney Marina, Sidney Murals, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Sidney Museum and Archives, British Columbia Aviation Museum, and the Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk.
Services important in and around the community of Sidney and North Saanich include accommodations (hotel, motel, vacation homes, cottages, bed and breakfast, suites), tours, guides, campgrounds, pubs, restaurants, gas stations, gift stores, book stores, spas, liquor stores, banks, and transportation services including marina, taxi, bus, Victoria Regional Airport, the BC Ferry Swartz Bay Terminal and the Washington State Ferries connecting to San Juan Islands and Anacortes.