More About Sidney
From the redeveloped Mary Winspear Community Center to its popular Thursday evening street market which runs through the summer, there’s much ground to cover in Greater Victoria’s “Sidney by the Sea”, the gateway to the southern Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
Located in the Saanich Peninsula is this light industrial town, where most people are working in the construction, manufacturing, and warehousing fields. There are more than enough shopping malls, extensive waterfront walkways, parks, restaurants, and marinas not just to keep the tourists happy but equally, the residents.
Apart from its convenient location near Victoria International Airport and BC Ferries' Swartz Bay Terminal, the town is also the only Canadian seaport in the Washington State Ferries system, with ferries running from Sidney to the San Juan Islands and Anacortes. With Central Saanich and Northern Saanich nearby, and Highway 17 bisecting the town from north to south, leading to Downtown Victoria, its accessibility is noteworthy.
Highway 17’s east part is home to single-family units while the town’s eastern sector is where you can find most of the condominium-type buildings, plus most of the service and retail outlets.