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Sidney (Sidney-by-the-Sea) Tours and Activities

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Sidney, British Columbia, is often called Sidney-by-the-Sea, and it’s an appropriate name. The town is flanked by Haro Strait, which flows directly into the greater Salish Sea. Most of the town’s attractions are either on the water itself or related to it.

Bird watching, whale watching, kayaking and scuba diving are all popular throughout the entire region. The town is also the gateway community to the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. This small park reserve protects a representative sample of the Strait of Georgia Lowlands, considered one of the most ecologically at risk natural regions in southern Canada.

The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, a not-for-profit aquarium and marine education complex focusing on the Salish Sea ecosystem, is located near the Sidney Pier, while both the Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary and Sidney Channel Important Bird Area are located nearby. Sidney is also the only Canadian port of call for the Washington State ferry system. Ferries run to and from Anacortes and the San Juan Islands.

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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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Explore British Columbia’s coastline by land and sea on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour from Vancouver. Hop aboard your ferry and enjoy a cruise through the beautiful Gulf Islands. Stand on the deck and watch the waves for whales and sea lions, and keep your eyes on the skies for eagles. Visit the botanical Butchart Gardens, where trickling fountains sit among themed flowerbeds and sunken gardens. Explore vibrant corners of Victoria such as Chinatown and the Inner Harbour at your leisure and soak up the metropolitan atmosphere.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.10
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Private Winery, Distillery, and Brewery Tour by Luxury Vehicle

Private Winery, Distillery, and Brewery Tour by Luxury Vehicle

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Saanich is dotted with a stellar selection of cider-house farms, craft breweries, distilleries, and vineyards. On this tour, spin through the British Columbia countryside with your guide and sample Saanich’s beers, ciders, wines, and more. Choose the tour duration to suit your preferences—between three and six hours—and savor the flavors of British Columbia. Enjoy sweeping views over the volcanic hills and peaceful fjords, with round-trip travel from Victoria.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$319.03
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour

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Enjoy a festive buzz in British Columbia on this 12-hour Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas tour from Vancouver. Take a 90-minute cruise through the Gulf Islands with your guide. Watch the waves for native marine wildlife and enjoy panoramic coastal views. In Victoria, explore the vibrant shops and cafes of Government Street, Chinatown and the Inner Harbour under the twinkling Christmas lights. Visit Butchart Gardens, famous for their themed flowerbeds and attractive statues. Experience the gardens’ festive feel among the wreaths and carol-singers, and embrace the magic of Christmas!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.10
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Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver

Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver

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Add some to elegance to your British Columbia vacation with a private custom tour of Victoria. Your personal driver will help you design a splendid itinerary, taking you through neighborhoods dripping with old-world charm and to the city’s many green spaces—including the famous Butchart Gardens. Forget the crowded tour bus and travel at your own pace, request stops to snap photos, buy a cup of tea or have a closer look at a site.
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  • 13 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$629.66
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Gulf Islands Kayak and Seaplane Adventure

Gulf Islands Kayak and Seaplane Adventure

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Discover some of the most diverse marine wildlife in the world on this guided, full-day kayak adventure in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. Explore this natural paradise with a seaplane flight from Vancouver. Then kayak along the waters of Saltspring Island in search of a wide variety of marine invertebrates, fish and sea mammals. Look for whales, harbor seals, river otters, sea lions, seagulls, eagles and more, including the rocky reefs and kelp beds of this protected bay area. Round-trip transportation from Vancouver plus a barbecue picnic lunch on the beach are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vancouver Island Cycling Tour including Lunch and Wine Tasting

Vancouver Island Cycling Tour including Lunch and Wine Tasting

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Ride a bike through Vancouver Island's cycling paths and quiet country roads on a full-day bike tour from Vancouver that combines farm-fresh food, local wine, and active exploring. You'll cross the gorgeous Straight of Georgia on the ferry, then hop on a bike to start the 34-mile (55-km.) route, riding through the Saanich Peninsula to Swartz Bay. Stops include a cafe lunch prepared with locally-sourced foods, and a wine tasting at beautiful De Vine Vineyard, with great views across the Saanich Peninsula, the San Juan Islands, and the Olympic Peninsula.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.50
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Victoria Full-Day Private Tour

Victoria Full-Day Private Tour

Travel to Victoria by private tour from Vancouver with included round-trip transport and an admission ticket to one of the city’s most famous attractions, Butchart Gardens. During your ferry ride from Vancouver, enjoy views of the Strait of Georgia. Plus, make a stop at Victoria Harbour, and go on a tour of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Victoria & Butchart Gardens (Small Private Group)

Victoria & Butchart Gardens (Small Private Group)

Enjoy a private small group tour of Victoria. Experience Victoria on this program including round trip BC Ferries cruise and Butchart Gardens admission.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Sidney (Sidney-by-the-Sea) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sidney (Sidney-by-the-Sea) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Sidney (Sidney-by-the-Sea) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sidney (Sidney-by-the-Sea) costs USD 179.10. Guided Sidney (Sidney-by-the-Sea) tours start around USD 179.10 per person.
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