Food, Restaurants

Guests alike can experience immaculate dining experiences that can’t be replicated anywhere else, whether its fine dining or on one of the many patio option, Sidney offers some of the best talent in the west coast food scene.   You’ll find everything from conveniently located neighborhood-centric plazas, to farmer’s markets to afternoon tea filled with pastries and savory sandwiches. 

Parks, Trails

One of the most popular recreational activities is being outside! With more parks per capita than anywhere else in British Columbia, you will find an abundance of trails suitable for walking, biking and horse back riding, no matter what your skill level is you will be rewarded with spectacular views!


Sidney offers an abundance of arts and cultural attractions to suit anyone’s needs, from exploring a historical museum, strolling through one of the many art galleries or taking in a night at the theatre.  With the world-famous Butchart Gardens filled with spectacular floral displays and gardens, visitors can enjoy the summer evening light displays and Saturday night fireworks!


Victoria is a golfer’s paradise and ensures some of the most scenic and challenging golf courses in North America.  With 8 championship golf courses in close proximity and a climate that is perfect for golf at least eight to nine months of the year, makes this a year-round golfing destination.


With several marinas and boating facilities located along Sidney’s eastern shoreline, including the fabulous Port Sidney Marina, very few can match British Columbia’s coastline for stunning scenery.  Sidney is popular with the Northwest boating lifestyle, with boaters from California, Oregon, Washington and Vancouver choosing Port Sidney as the best destination marina on the west coast!   


Home to the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University, both world-class facilities offering numerous academic programs. Additionally, Camosun College offers a vast number of certificate, diploma, Bachelor degree and continuing education programs. We are also home to numerous private schools include Montessori schools, Waldorf schools, faith-based schools and alternate schools.   

Farms, Wineries

In and around Sidney there are over 60 wine varietals being produced in the region, which means that you will have numerous options to help quench your thirst, from certified organic wines, handcrafted ciders or award-wining spirits. With tours allowing you to fit in 4-5 wineries you will enjoy as many wines as possible while also enjoying the pristine countryside. From one of the largest wine producers at Church and State Winery, to the quintessential family-owned Symphony Vineyards to the award-winning Devin Distillery, you'll be sure to experience spectacular vineyard views and perfect pairings with locally-sourced fare.


Sidney provides some great top equestrian facilities that offer a safe and friendly environment for your horses, whether you are looking for horse boarding, horse riding lessons, trail rides, or summer camps! With most stables providing both indoor and outdoor pens or partial boarding, they all come with qualified instructors and staff to provide you with a perfect horseback experience and you can rest assure your horse will receive the best care.