Sidney winter events: Lego exhibition

January 24, 2013 About Sidney

The Sidney Museum’s Lego exhibit returns for its annual show on Beacon Avenue. As usual, hundreds of sets will be on display, including an area where kids of all ages can build their own creations – plus other fun activities. This is a one-of-a-kind event that is a true Island tradition –  visitors come from […]

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Birding and other Sidney activities

December 4, 2012 The Cedarwood

If you’re looking for winter activities in Sidney (maybe something to do after visiting our Mt. Washington condo?) you might want to check out birding. Here is some information about winter birds near here, plus Victoria birding resources. Blue herons Herons are a frequent site along the shoreline of Bazan Bay, directly in front (east) […]

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More Sidney BC Christmas shopping ideas for 2012

November 25, 2012 Shopping in Sidney

If you love the feel of a true small town shopping experience, join us in Sidney on November 30th from 5 – 8pm for the 2nd annual Christmas Open House, hosted by the Sidney Merchants Co-Op. There are over 40 stores participating this year, offering extended hours and incentives such as sweet treats, snacks & […]

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Enjoy Sidney and Victoria golf courses all winter

November 22, 2012 The Cedarwood

We’ve talked a lot about different things to do in Sidney all winter, from biking to hiking to enjoying gardens, and we’ve even managed to cover great things to eat! However, there’s one important activity we seem to have left out: golfing. The Saanich Peninsula (Sidney is located on its northernmost tip) is truly a […]

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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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