Sidney, a small town of 15,000 inhabitants, is at the northern most part of the Saanich peninsular 25 minutes from down town Victoria. Close by the BC Ferries Terminal aft Swartz. A small charming seaside town on the Haro Strait with good hotels near Victoria Airport. Wide range of restaurants, three large Supermarkets, drug stores, and generally good shopping. Well known for it’s summer street markets and a variety of book stores - just right for the dedicated book worm. Art galleries, and spas abound. The town is also very close to the Butchart Gardens, the Butterfly Gardens and Brentwood. Just 15 minutes from the centre of town by way of the BC Transit double decker bus. The 8 local wineries are covered in the vineyard tours. Local stores offer value savings to our American neighbours not only because of the very attractive dollar exchange rate but through additional savings when showing their air tickets. See our home page for the very latest rates. A small ferry runs a frequent service out to the large sandy beach - The Sidney Spit Park on Sidney Island – the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Sidney also is the home of the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre which is a not to be missed attraction as its focus is centred around the Salish Sea. www.salishseacentre.org an interesting museum. Close by at the airport there is an aviation museum.

Sidney on the Sea is but a 20 minutes bus drive to the world famous Butchart Gardens whose famous Christmas show of Lights is a fantasyland enjoyed by children and adults alike. Check out our December evening packages from the San Juan Islands with round trip flights to Sidney, entrance to Butchart Gardens for the Magic of Christmas with transportation from the hotel, excellent overnight accommodation, taxes, breakfast, and airport transfers on arrival and return. What a memorable holiday particularly as it is open on Christmas Eve – and Christmas Day!

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