The Mary Winspear Centre is located just 5 minutes from Victoria International Airport in the picturesque waterfront community of Sidney by the Sea, on British Columbia's Vancouver Island, Canada. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Saanich Peninsula, the Centre combines state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, for large or small groups with outstanding customer service in a quaint seaside town filled with unique shops, book stores and boutiques.
Stroll down to waterfront or stay a while in one of the great accommodation properties in town. Its close proximity only minutes from the Victoria International Airport, the BC Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay, and the Anacortes Ferry Terminal in Sidney, make it an ideal location for a wide range of functions. The building is totally wheelchair accessible.
While the Mary Winspear Centre is an integral part of the Community, as it hosts a great number of artistic, cultural, social and business events representing the interests of the local community and commercial business sectors, its services are sought by organizations across Canada and throughout the world. With the versatile and talented Client Services Team, the Mary Winspear Centre is the ideal facility for planning everything from wedding, and parties of all kinds, to business meetings and conventions.
The Centre stands as a "gateway" to the Town of Sidney and the District of North Saanich. Sidney's charming character is a delightful mix of "old town" with modern day amenities and services, all within a relaxed, safe, "walk everywhere" atmosphere. With the world famous Butchart Gardens a mere 10 minute drive away and Gulf Islands National Park on its doorstep, there is something for everyone. Shopping, golfing, scuba diving, kayaking, whale watching, hiking, winery tours or a spa treatment are a few of the many possibilities for fun and adventure during a visit. The many restaurants, bookstores, boutiques and sidewalk cafes add variety to any palate, and there are several hotels just across the street or within a very short drive whose combined room count exceeds 400.
People often wonder why so many artists, musicians, and highly skilled crafts people live in Sidney and on the Saanich Peninsula. Is it the beautiful environment, the laid-back lifestyle, or other factors that make the area such a haven for creative people? No one will ever know for sure, but the richness of the visual and performing arts is truly remarkable. For a copy of our walking tour map, click here!