Investing in Sidney, British Columbia



Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast

Regional District:  Capital

Sidney is situated amidst the Gulf Islands with Mount Baker in the distance. You will quickly discover why we are fortunate to live, work and play in this community where you can experience the relaxed atmosphere of a small seaside town and enjoy all the advantages of the big city. Sidney is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island on the Saanich Peninsula - just a 20 minute drive from downtown Victoria. Sidney is home to the Sidney / US (Anacortes, WA) Ferry Terminal and just minutes from the Victoria International Airport as well as the Swartz Bay BC Ferry Terminal. Wide-ranged local bus service is available to all areas of the Peninsula and downtown Victoria. Our weather is the mildest in Canada with prevailing westerly ocean winds moderating both summer and winter temperatures. Our pedestrian friendly downtown offers an excellent variety of stores, specialty shops and businesses providing unique products and personalized service. Sidney is Canada's only Booktown where you can enjoy many hours of browsing through new and used books in a large number of bookstores. Sidney’s restaurants offer a diverse assortment of excellent meals and cater to all tastes.

Sidney is alive with culture and entertainment, boasting its own Star Cinema with first run movies and the Mary Winspear Centre at SANSCHA providing meeting rooms, convention facilities and an exciting 310 seat multi-purpose Theatre for stage productions.

We are a year round tourist destination with 3.6 kilometres of waterfront and many wonderful activities to explore including: a Historical Museum; the Ocean Discovery Centre; whale watching; street statues and murals; a Mineral World; and our 420 ft. Fishing Pier with a thriving marine life Artificial Reef. Our waterfront location allows for many other water related activities such as boating, sailing, kayaking, diving and fishing.


Community Size: 7.31 km²

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Established Information Technology, Digital Surveillance, Wi-Fi, Managed Services business

625 Hillside Ave Unit 4A, Victoria, BC, V8T4R9
An established multi-facetted Information Technology Business, providing Hardware sales, Managed Services, 24/7 support contracts province wide, Digital Surveillance, Hospitality WiFi / more. Also includes a 6 year established Philanthropy focused division, including elaborate events which have giv... continue

Melinda's Biscotti is a business for sale in BC.

Melinda's Biscotti

10134 McDonald Parkway, Sidney, BC
Melinda's Biscotti is finding it hard to be in two places at once and her Biscotti business is breaking new sales records. She wants to concentrate on growing the Wholesale Bakery business. Your opportunity is to buy the Cafe operating at front of house of the Wholesale Bakery. Landlord will provide... continue

2395 Beacon Ave is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

2395 Beacon Ave

2395 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC, V8L 1W9
Located in the heart of Sidney this ground floor space lends it's self well to a multitude off uses. Currently set up as an office but could easily be transformed into cafe, restaurant or retail uses. Showcase your business with great signage opportunities and an unbeatable corner location at the in... 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