Good things come in small packages, and there’s no better evidence of this than sunny Sidney-by-the-sea. Just ask the boaters who have been docking at Sidney’s marinas year after year. Scenic seaside walks, beautiful water views, enticing attractions and activities, plenty of great shops and restaurants, and friendly locals await all visitors.

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Top 5 things to do

  • Visit the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
  • Explore the Gulf Islands National Park
  • Hike and bike in the area
  • Rent a boat and do some fishing or diving
  • Take a whale-watching tour

Featured Sidney Activities

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Discover the extraordinary marine life of the waters surrounding the Gulf Islands, from plankton to Puget Sound king crabs and from wolf eels to a giant Pacific octopus.

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