Top things to do in Sidney

Cafe in Sidney

Toast Cafe

Serving the best coffee in Sidney, this wood-floored, just-off-the-main-drag corner joint also makes great breakfast wraps and thick-cut, superbly satisfying, salad-accompanied sandwiches. On sunny days, aim for a p…
Aquarium in Sidney

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Sidney's kid-luring highlight, you'll enter this aquarium through a dramatic Disney-style entrance that makes you think you're descending below the waves. Then you'll step into a gallery of aquatic exhibits, includi…
Distillery in Sidney

Victoria Distillers

Relocated to Sidney from its original small-scale site and now with new owners, the manufacturer of Victoria Gin has branched out to vodka, whisky and beyond. Take a tour of the fancy new facility and spend some tim…
Books in Sidney

Tanner's Books

You can easily spend a leisurely afternoon perusing the selection at this cavernous corner bookshop with its large array of magazines and comprehensive travel-book section. They also organize evening book readings, …
Cafe in Sidney

Red Brick Cafe

A popular coffee-stop hangout among the locals, this neighborhood cafe also does a brisk lunchtime trade in soups, chili and thick sandwiches. Its New England-style seafood chowder is a house specialty – add some co…
Books in Sidney

Beacon Books

A multi-room town center bookstore piled high with used tomes, all guarded by a house-cat who may or may not let you stroke her (probably not). Look out for the collection of vintage postcards then send one home, pr…
Farm in Sidney

Sea Cider

A rustic farmhouse and cider producer where tours, samples and ocean views are available, this is a tasty pit stop if you're a red-nosed cider fan. Make sure you choose a designated driver before you stop or some un…
Thai in Sidney

Sabhai Thai

A cozy locals' favorite with a bonus patio and a good line in authentic curry and pad dishes. The lunch combos (around the $10 mark) are good value and include rice and spring rolls.
Sculpture in Sidney

Seaside Sculpture Walk

A dozen or so photo-friendly sculptures dotted around the town's waterfront, look out for the skateboarding bulldog (you can buy it for a cool $10,500).