With urban centres close by, the Gulf Islands are an easily accessible natural oasis. Sail or paddle a kayak on sheltered waterways through a scenic maze of islands thriving with wildlife from seabirds to whales. Explore the reserve’s 15 islands amid history and wilderness chiming with songbirds, hiking to mountaintop views of snowy ranges. Visit on a self-guided day-trip or stay longer at one of our of 15 campgrounds! Camping reservations are available online at https:reservation.pc.gc.ca.
Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula features some of the best attractions on Vancouver Island: an award-winning aquarium, an interactive historical museum, an aviation museum, a dynamic community arts centre, an outstanding concert theatre, a seaside sculpture walk, a movie theatre, a bowling alley, whale watching, hiking and biking trails and much more! Sidney is also located a short drive from world-renowned Butchart Gardens and the Butterfly Gardens.