Investing in Sidney, British Columbia



Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast

Regional District:  Capital

Sidney by the Sea is the gateway to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands National Park. The picturesque Oceanside community is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island along the shores of Haro Strait. It attracts people from around the world to visit, live, work and do business.

Sidney is a vibrant, growing community with a long-term, community plan that supports business and development. It is perfectly situated as the transportation hub for the Island with Highway 17, the main thoroughfare, running through the community and easy access to the Swartz Bay, BC Ferry Terminal, Washing State Ferry Terminal and Victoria Airport, all within a 10-minute drive.

The pedestrian-friendly, walkable downtown with its popular, boutique shopping district attracts locals and visitors alike.  In addition, the community has a dynamic, manufacturing and high-tech business district, two prominent industrial areas, and is home to a large number of marine enterprises featuring a fishing fleet and a working harbour.

Sidney is a vibrant, seaside community that offers an unparalleled lifestyle and a strong, economic future for all generations.


Community Size: 7.31 km²

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Multi-Business Sydney is a business for sale in BC.

Multi-Business Sydney

10153 Resthaven Dr, Sidney, BC
PNP qualified and Excellent business opportunity for local buyers as well. It is located in Beautiful Sidney BC!! It has 3 Separate Units: 2 restaurants and a grocery store. Owners Operate The Grocery Store Which is included in the purchase price. It Shows Healthy Yield And Has Lottery Terminal. Hig... continue

Unit # 103 is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

Unit # 103

2460 Bevan Ave, Sidney, BC, V8L
South East Facing High Visibility Corner Retail Space 3rd & Bevan available immediately. Bright unit with Parking available in Town Parking Lot across the street or at the Curb. Air Conditioning / HVAC Heating unit installed new September 2017..... 1137 Sq Ft. @ $16.00 plus T. Net. Phone for further... continue

Franchise Cafe for Sale is a business for sale in BC.

Franchise Cafe for Sale

1971 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC
Well established Good Earth Village Walk location is up for sale. Located on the Oak Bay Avenue, next to Oak Bay Village. Build in a corner of a brand new high end residential building (2014) with full windows on both sides. Customer parking offered on the back of the building, neighboring businesse... continue

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B.C. Cleantech Company Drives Fuel Efficiency in Trucking Industry

Sidney, B.C.-based Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc. is sparking interest and sales in North American trucking fleets. The company’s innovative new fuel enhancement system allows large diesel engines to burn fuel 10-25% more efficiently.   The system consists of a small box of... continue

TREK Wildland Services brings fire control expertise to Indonesia

British Columbia’s expertise in managing forest fires has led a B.C. company to win a contract to train workers in fire-plagued parts of Indonesia. TREK Wildland Services has trained 400 Indonesians in Sumatra and East Kalimantan to fight out-of-control forest fires using the Incident... continue

British Columbia Fish Processor Lands Multiple Deals from Seafood Expo

Hub City Fisheries, of Nanaimo, British Columbia, netted big rewards after attending the Seafood Expo North America event in the spring of 2014.  In the months following the show, the Vancouver Island-based value-added fish processor finalized several deals to supply fish destined for the U... continue