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Port of Entry
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Sidney is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It has a population of approximately 11,583. Sidney is located just east of Victoria International Airport, and about 6 km (4 mi) south of BC Ferries' Swartz Bay Terminal. The town is also the only Canadian port-of-call in the Washington State Ferries system, with ferries running from Sidney to the San Juan Islands and Anacortes.


See Strait of Georgia.


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Coal Island/wiki/Sidney#Coal_IslandIsland icon Coal Island [[Sidney#Coal Island|Coal Island]] 48°41.067'N, 123°22.630'W

Goudge Island/wiki/Sidney#Goudge_IslandIsland icon Goudge Island [[Sidney#Goudge Island|Goudge Island]] 48°41.081'N, 123°23.576'W

Fernie Island/wiki/Sidney#Fernie_IslandIsland icon Fernie Island [[Sidney#Fernie Island|Fernie Island]] 48°40.789'N, 123°23.619'W

See also Strait of Georgia.


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Sidney is a port of entry/exit for Canada. For details see Entrance: Canada.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Port Sidney Marina

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Marina icon Port Sidney Marina [[Sidney#Port Sidney Marina|Port Sidney Marina]] 48°39.164'N, 123°23.655'W
Port of Entry

Berths for up to 125' (38 m). Canada Customs clearance dock. Water, electricity, toilets (wheelchair accessible), showers, laundry, WiFi, ice. Gated marina (key card), CCTV security. Pump out, garbage disposal & recycling. Booty's Boat Locker store with marine equipment. Grocery stores and post office nerby.; Tel: +1 (250) 655 3711; Fax: +1 (250) 655 3771; VHF channel 66A
Address: 9835 Seaport Place, Sidney, B.C. Canada V8L 4X3
Hours: Labour Day to May 31: 8:30 – 17:00; June 1 to June 14: 8:00 – 18:00; June 15 to Labour Day: 8:00 – 19:00
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

Van Isle Marina

Van Isle Marina/wiki/Sidney#Van_Isle_Marina
Marina icon Van Isle Marina [[Sidney#Van Isle Marina|Van Isle Marina]] 48°40.141'N, 123°24.346'W
Port of Entry

538 berths for boats up to 300' (100 m). Water, electricity (metered), toilerts, showers, laundromat (coin operated), WiFi, fuel dock. Garbage & recycling. Marina-wide Digital HD video surveillance. Repair services and haul out with 30 ton boat lift and 150 ton marine way, marine store. Restaurant. Grocerties deliverd by Thrifty Foods. Courtesy Bicycles; Tel: +1 (250) 656 1138; Fax: +1 (250) 656 0182; VHF channel 66A
Address: 2320 Harbour Road, Sidney, BC, Canada V8L 2P6
Hours: 8:00 – 16:30; Summer: Daily: Winter: Mon-Sat
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club/wiki/Sidney#Sidney_North_Saanich_Yacht_Club
Marina icon Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club [[Sidney#Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club|Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club]] (SNSYC) 48°40.594'N, 123°24.906'W

SNSYC was founded in 1981 by a group of individuals interested in boating. From the outset it was designed to be friendly and unpretentious, providing an affordable and accessible club serving both the powerboat and sailboat communities. Currently the club has about 400 memberships and a very active Junior Program.; Tel: +1 (250) 656 4600 ; Fax: +1 (250) 656 6422; VHF channel XX
Address: 1949 Marina Way, Sidney, BC, Canada

North Saanich Marina

North Saanich Marina/wiki/Sidney#North_Saanich_Marina
Marina icon North Saanich Marina [[Sidney#North Saanich Marina|North Saanich Marina]] 48°40.633'N, 123°24.858'W

5 Minutes form BC Ferries, 10 Mins from Victoria Airport. Berths for up to 70' (21 m) boats. Water, electricity, toilerts, showers, WiFi. Coffee bar. Charts.; Tel: +1 (250) 656 5558; Fax: +1 (250) 656 1574; VHF channel 66a
Address: 1949 Marina Way, Sidney, BC, Canada

Canoe Cove Marina

Canoe Cove Marina/wiki/Sidney#Canoe_Cove_Marina
Marina icon Canoe Cove Marina [[Sidney#Canoe Cove Marina|Canoe Cove Marina]] 48°40.958'N, 123°24.161'W
Port of Entry

Canoe Cove is a 450-berth marina with mostly permanent moorage including 140 boathouses and 28 covered slips. Boats up to 64' (20 m). Water, electricity, toilerts, showers, laundry, fuel dock (08:00 – 16:30 daily). Chandlery, propane. Boatyard with 35 ton travel hoist, 65 ton marine way. Repairs by contractors.; Tel: +1 (250) 656 5566; Fax: +1 (250) 655-7197; VHF channel 66A
Address: 2300 Canoe Cove Rd., North Saanich, BC, Canada V8L 3X9
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

Deep Cove Marina

Deep Cove Marina/wiki/Sidney#Deep_Cove_Marina
Marina icon Deep Cove Marina [[Sidney#Deep Cove Marina|Deep Cove Marina]] 48°40.846'N, 123°28.612'W

The marina is only 5 minutes from Victoria's airport. Repairs (mechanical, electrical, sails, upholstery).; Tel: +1 (250) 655 8255; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 66A
Address: 10990 Madrona Drive, North Saanich, BC Canada V8L 5R7


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Water In Port Sidney Marina, Van Isle Marina, North Saanich Marina, and Canoe Cove Marina
Electricity In Port Sidney Marina, North Saanich Marina, and Canoe Cove Marina
Toilets In Port Sidney Marina, North Saanich Marina, and Canoe Cove Marina
Showers In Port Sidney Marina}, North Saanich Marina, and Canoe Cove Marina
Laundry In Port Sidney Marina
Garbage Bins in all marinas
Fuel Fuel dock in Van Isle Marina, North Saanich Marina, and Canoe Cove Marina
Bottled gas Propane in Canoe Cove Marina
  • Sidney has a well known used marine store called the Boaters Exchange and a West Marine. Downtown Sidney also has a hardware store and a sundries store (Capital Iron) that has everything from kitchen gadgets to camping. Just North of the town near Van Isle Marina is a large selection of marine shops including diesel engine repair and parts, boat building, and electrical/electronics
  • Some nautical equipment in the Booty's Boat Locker near the Port Sidney Marina
  • Charts in North Saanich Marina
  • In Canoe Cove Marina
Internet WiFi in Port Sidney Marina, Van Isle Marina, North Saanich Marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Courtesy bicycles in Van Isle Marina


Eating out

Restaurant in Van Isle Marina


  • Victoria International airport is just minutes from Sidney and is served by several regularly scheduled airlines
  • The main arrival point for most visitors is at the 1 BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay, about 6 km (4 mi) north of Sidney



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