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Canadian Ports: Sidney, BC

Strategically located as the Gateway to Vancouver Island, "Sidney-by-the-Sea" is a vibrant community of over 10,000 residents.

Served by the Washington State ferry from Anacortes and the San Juans and by the Mainland ferry arriving at Swartz Bay ( 10 minutes away), Sidney is a destination choice for a growing number of tourists.

Some of the most popular attractions include an aviation museum housing historic aircraft; whale watching tours (about 80 killer whales live offshore); cycling, and of particular interest to divers, two artificial diving reefs.
A variety of shops offering everything from pottery to fine art, jewellery & books will please the shopping traveller.

A 30 minute drive to downtown Victoria, 10 minutes to the BC Ferry terminal at Swartz Bay and only 15 minutes from the world renowned Butchart Gardens, Sidney is well worth a visit.

"Sidney-by-the-Sea" - a vibrant community of over 10,000 residents is served by 2 ferry systems

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