Things to do in Sidney

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  • Cathy L
    Toronto, Canada186 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Morning Ferry trip from Vancouver to Victoria is great. There is gift shop inside ferry. Didn't buy ticket online as it's cheaper to buy on the spot. We wait around 45 minutes until departure. In waiting area there are restaurants, gift shops. This is great so nobody get bored. Took 1.5 hours from Vancouver to Victoria.
    We completed our journey in Vancouver island and returned to terminal around 5:30pm. This is 1.5 hour before scheduled 7pm sailing. Once we paid for our tickets, the ticket attendance told us that 7 pm is full and we'll get 9pm. Our car needs to line up with everyone. There is no turning back. The only place open is 1 snack store. If I knew we would stuck for 3.5 hours, we will buy dinner before we arrived here.
    Written 20 May 2023
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  • Luis M
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a beautiful little aquarium. It is absolutely worth the price and a visit if you are in Sydney or if you have time before flying out from the nearby Victoria International Airport. I particularly liked the touch tank, where you can interact with starfish, urchins and anemones. I really loved that they had real giant kelp and bull kelp in some of the tanks. They have a pretty interesting salmon tank too, as well as rockfish, flatfish and jellyfish in different tanks. it was all pretty neat, and they share information on how these animals affect the lives of people and how people affect their environment in return.
    The tanks are beautiful, the activities are great, and the art on the walls from local and first nations artists is pretty nice.
    The staff is super friendly and informative; Sheila was among one of the great volunteers there that really enhanced my experience.
    I would absolutely come back to this aquarium in my next visit to Victoria.
    Written 31 May 2024
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  • Jim L
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The iconic Sidney Pier was on my daily walk. Enjoyed meeting many people while walking the pier and stopping along the way to observe the crab fishers. I love this per!
    Written 6 October 2022
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  • yonze
    Victoria, Canada150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trail for horses, bikes and walkers runs from the ferry terminal, at Swartz Bay, through Sidney, to Victoria and beyond. Pleasant ride through forest and farmland. Dead flat all the way to Mattocks Farm, where we stopped for a rest and an ice cream. Lovely ride, but not much scenery.
    Written 3 September 2021
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  • gulfcoastbreezes
    St. Petersburg, FL138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sidney is a beautiful city on the water. This park is a great place to see sea birds, boats and sunsets.
    Written 13 September 2020
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  • Normand Schafer
    Sidney, Canada74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paddling or boating between the islands of the Gulf Islands National Park is a must-do activity for any that loves the outdoors. Boat around as you explore quiet little islands.
    Written 8 October 2019
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  • Frances B
    Victoria, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No matter what mood I'm in, whether I just want to soak up the art quietly or have a lively chat, Bobb and Marion are the perfect hosts. I always learn something on my visits. And when I have been ready to take the plunge on a piece of art, (twice now) they've been ready for me with no pressure at all.
    Written 7 April 2016
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  • Rockiroads
    Oshawa, Canada1,312 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well, we were waiting for our ride out of Sidney Harbor, and had some time to kill. And what do you know? but there was a Gin Distillery right there. So, we had to go. A few very good shots of gin. There were other goodies to drink there too. Totally a great off the wall stop on out adventures. Good gin too!!
    Written 11 September 2023
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  • relax7500
    Calgary, Canada105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely little park on the ocean, a few benches to sit and watch the harbor. Keep an eye out for birds and resident seals under the pier. We wish it was bigger!
    Written 21 February 2022
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  • 56Red
    Vancouver, Canada83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We own a sailing vessel (Fraser 42) and fuelled up yesterday (June 13/24). In the past, we have had to relay fuel from the pump to a jerry can, then into our tank because the fuel would “fountain” onto the deck (too high a flow rate for the fuel pipe to take). The excellent staff at Van Isle Fuel Dock came up with a solution: to reduce the flow rate. We’ve been sailing (and fuelling up) for decades and this was THE FIRST time anyone had a solution. Additionally, all staff were friendly and exceptionally helpful. We will fuel at Van Isle forever!
    Written 14 June 2024
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  • Victoria F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best places to view works by local west coast artists, they have a very beautiful collection of different types of work including sculptures, paintings, prints and they also do framing. The location is perfectly situated right on the Main Street of Sidney across from the bakery, it’s the perfect place to stop in and view beautiful works! The owners are so professional and friendly and welcome everyone who comes in the gallery. I highly recommend this gallery!
    Written 2 May 2024
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  • richmennie
    Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for a show. All good seats and good leg room. Terrific theatre for any kind of show. Accoustics seem good and volunteer staff always helpful.
    Written 24 August 2022
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