Harbour and Marina
Beach Combing and Picnicking
BC Aviation Museum
The First Nations tribe of Saanich aboriginal people were living on the Peninsula for thousands of years following the last ice age. The Peninsula is surround on three sides by water and allows for prime fishing and hunting year round. For the natives who took up residence here near the town now known as Sidney the Peninsula was abundant and could support them with even wild fruits and berries.
By the early 1800's, the first white settlers had arrived and in 1859 William and Charles Reay purchased land from the Hudson's Bay Company. Part of their land on the Saanich Peninsula is where the town of Sidney was developed. Then in
1891, the Township of Sidney was named after the nearby island and ocean channel.
Summer average 18 degree Celsius
Winter average 7 degree Celsius
Map of Sidney
Please select from the Sidney travel directory below to find out more details.