Sidney, BC, Canada

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Sidney, BC, Canada

Sidney vacation rentals

Wholesome Sidney

With its chilled, family vibes, homey little book boutiques and clutch of multicultural eateries, Sidney is a great spot to while away lazy days on the BC coast. Sessions exploring the rugged cliffs and the whale-spotted waters around the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve are a must, while the evenings are spent munching on everything from Greek souvlaki to sizzling Pad Thai in the seafront restaurants. Sidney vacation rentals are also well-primed for a whole host of different travelers, ranging from pet-friendly condos in the town to Canadian cabins overlooking the sloshing straits.

Splashing whales in Sidney

With the handsome 19th-century townhouses and regal urban gardens of the BC capital just a stone's throw to the south, there are plenty of excursions to keep you busy on those rainy days in Sidney. The town's jetties themselves place other delights on the menu. They come in the form of whale watching tours across the straits, trips to the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve for hikes between Douglas fir forests, and wildlife safaris to encounter bald eagles and seals around the coast.

Something for all in Sidney

Tentacles and blobbing jellyfish await wide-eyed wonderers in the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea. Adventures through the waters of BC start there but continue on outside, along the Port Sidney Marina where boats drift out to explore the whale-inhabited waters of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Back in the town center and there's the Sidney Museum and the British Columbia Aviation Museum, offering a medley of railroad history and ferocious Spitfires from WWII. Sidney vacation rentals close to Victoria can also be a ticket to the botanical reaches of Beacon Park, and the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Enjoy sun-shining Sidney

Wharfs and walking streets, island retreats and salt-washed piers make Sidney a great destination in the summer months. In this corner of coastal BC, they last from May to September, bringing warmer temperatures and spells of dry weather _ a gift in the Pacific Northwest. Booking your Sidney vacation rental then will also ensure you have the best chance of spotting killer whales in the straits, and optimum conditions for sightseeing around the regional capital of Victoria.

Treasures in the sea close to Sidney

Hugging the westward side of the Saanich Peninsula as it spills into the Haro Strait, Sidney has a fine location for those who want a taste of the wild BC coast. You can hop a ferry from the marina and be in the middle of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve in no time. There, a land of forest-topped islands and rugged shorelines awaits, where whales make regular cameo appearances and the headlands offer some excellent sea kayaking. You can alight to find untrodden hiking trails and campsites in the woods.