Vancouver Island – home of our Sidney BC hotel – is the top island in Canada

November 19, 2012 About Sidney

The annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards has voted Vancouver Island the top island in Canada and No. 6 in the world. Vancouver Island has remained among the top islands since 2000. Nestled along Canada’s West Coast, the Vancouver Island region is a paradise of tranquil islands, pristine coastlines, and emerald forests, where the […]

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Christmas shopping near our Sidney BC hotel

November 9, 2012 Shopping in Sidney

Christmas is just around the corner, and Sidney is a wonderful place to buy presents for friends and family. Besides Beacon Avenue, with its bookshops, specialty stores, and places to buy everything from fine art to chocolate, there are a number of Sidney BC craft fairs that offer a way to support the community while […]

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Oldfield Orchard and Bakery Octoberfest 2012

October 19, 2012 Things to Do in Sidney

This is the 22nd year that Oldfield Orchard and Bakery has hosted it’s own Octoberfest. The festival will run through two weekends October 20th & 21st and October 27th & 28th 10am – 4pm on location at Oldfield Orchard and Bakery: Daily Admission is: $9 for adults $6.75 for children (children 2 & under – free) $28 as a family rate […]

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WestJet to provide new flights to Victoria

October 12, 2012 About Sidney

WestJetters, the name for WestJet Airlines’ loyal customer-base, has recently voted on a name for the airline’s new regional service – WestJet Encore. More than 800 names were put forward. The final two, Encore and Echo, were then put to a WestJet employee vote. The regional airline will launch in the second half of 2013, […]

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Things to do during a Sidney monthly stay this winter

October 8, 2012 Things to Do in Sidney

Every Snowbird dreams of planning a snow-free winter vacation, and a Sidney monthly stay in the dark months ahead will not disappoint. But what to do while you’re spending the winter in beautiful Sidney? Here are 5 ideas: 1. Go biking The Saanich Peninsula and Greater Victoria feature more than 400 kilometers of bicycle lanes […]

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3 things to do on the Saanich Peninsula in October

September 28, 2012 About Sidney

Cool crisp days and harvest time means there are a lot of things to do on the Saanich Peninsula in October. Here are 3 ideas: 1. Enjoy harvest season October is a great time to find farm-fresh produce on the Saanich Peninsula. SilverRillFarms is a great place to find squash, brussel sprouts and other seasonal […]

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Planning a long term stay on Vancouver Island

September 20, 2012 The Cedarwood

Winter is nearly upon most of North America. We say “most of” because, unless you’re in southern California or Florida or Arizona, there is one hold out against the frost and the snow of the coming months, and that place is Vancouver Island – home of the Cedarwood. And we’re pleased to offer snowbirds an […]

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The railway that used to run near our Sidney BC hotel

September 14, 2012 The Cedarwood

From 1894 to 1919, the Victoria and Sidney Railway helped sawmilling and agriculture communities grow on the Saanich Peninsula. Until the Victoria and Sidney Railway was created, farmers had to haul their produce from Sidney to Victoria by oxen down a muddy wagon road. In 1874 an application was made for a charter to build […]

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Stay at our new Mount Washington condo!

September 7, 2012 The Cedarwood

Many of you are planning a longterm stay at our Sidney hotel, but now we’ve made it easier for you to explore Vancouver Island. We have a new Mount Washington condo, which makes exploring the mid-Island easier and more convenient for our guests. About Mount Washington Resort Mount Washington is a ski resort roughly right […]

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Things to do near Victoria: Sidney Booktown

August 25, 2012 The Cedarwood

Over the years, quiet Sidney-By-the-Sea, about 30 minutes north of Victoria, close to both the airport and BC Ferries, has slowly matured into a pleasant, livable community with a booming, mixed economy that is a pleasure to visit. Sidney is right on the ocean, which makes it a paradise for sailors, kayakers, and people who […]

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