Things to do during a Sidney monthly stay this winter

by admin on October 8, 2012

sidney bc weekly staysEvery 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 and trails. Our region is the cycling capital of Canada, which means a cycling community that is passionate about all things bikes, and the a general acceptance by motorist of their two-wheeled, pedal-powered friends.

2. Go skiing

There’s a couple of choices for skiing near Sidney: many Islanders choose to travel 3 or 4 hours up-Island to Mount Washington, near Comox. Mount Washington enjoys some of the heaviest snowfalls in the world, with the added bonus that, as a local destination, it’s not very crowded. The other option is to travel to Whistler. Since we’re so close to the ferry, it takes about the same amount of time to go there as it does to go to Mount Washington. Whistler, of course, offers the best skiing in the entire world.

3. Visit local gardens

Of course, Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula are all about gardens. Butchart Gardens is just a short drive away, and offers unique entertainment throughout the winter, including fireworks and Christmas lights displays. If you can believe it, the first plum trees and snowdrops start blossoming in late January, so there are few months in Sidney that are flower free.

The Cedarwood Inn is the perfect place to plan a Sidney monthly stay or weekly stays in Sidney