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 Downtown Sidney

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Welcome to Sidney by the Sea! Our downtown core is packed with shops, fine restaurants, cultural activities, and first-rate professional services that would be the envy of a much larger metropolis, but with all the charm of a small seaside town. Nestled on the edge of the Salish Sea, with spectacular views of the Gulf Islands, the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker, Sidney's downtown is a remarkable place to do business.

As a retail destination, Sidney offers a diverse range of boutique-style shops that add a sense of charm and fun to the shopping experience, whether you're on the lookout for gifts or everyday items. The downtown core contains everything from home decor, books and antiques to clothing, toys and outdoor recreation equipment. It's truly a one-stop shopping destination!

Sidney is also an exciting culinary hub, with restaurants, pubs, and cafes that offer some of the finest dining experiences on Vancouver Island. Fresh seafood, local ingredients, handmade spirits and dishes from around the world - Sidney has it all, with plenty of ambiance for memorable experiences.

The arts and entertainment industry thrives in Sidney as well. The state-of-the-art Mary Winspear Centre attracts top notch entertainers and events year round, while downtown art galleries showcase artists of both local and national acclaim.

Businesses in the downtown core are members of the Sidney Business Improvement Area (Sidney BIA). This non-profit membership organization markets and promotes economic growth to the Sidney BIA District, which falls between Sidney's waterfront and the Pat Bay Highway (view Sidney BIA District map). The Sidney BIA works closely with members, community partners and the Town of Sidney to market Sidney as a vibrant, interesting and friendly destination. For more information about the Sidney BIA, contact Morgan Shaw, Executive Director, by email at morgan@sidneybia.ca or by phone at 250-893-0093.

Peek beneath the surface of Sidney's charm and you'll find a service sector that covers every need in health, wellness, finance, law, and business. For more information on businesses within the downtown core, please visit the Sidney Business Improvement Area Society website.


West Sidney Business Park

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Sidney's Business Park, located on the west side of Highway 17, is a bustling centre of creativity and innovation, attracting a diverse mix of businesses and industries that serve local and international markets. Large steel fabrication, precision machining, “clean tech” research and development are among the speciality manufacturing companies that provide services to a variety of sectors, and compete globally through strong international trade connections.

For these innovative companies, the Town of Sidney offers an ideal lifestyle to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. We are conveniently close to the Victoria International Airport, and offer employee recruitment opportunities via our close proximity to the Island's four major educational institutions: Vancouver Island University, Camosun College, Royal Roads University and the University of Victoria.

When you bring your business to Sidney, you'll receive a home town welcome and a supportive environment for growth and development, guided by our strategic 30-year plan for West Sidney's future. The Local Area Plan for Sidney's West Side includes a detailed road map to improve transportation infrastructure; as well as a vision for new amenities like green ways, pedestrian paths, improved landscaping and a mixed-use village. For more information about the Local Area Plan, please visit the West Sidney Local Area Plan page of the website.


Harbour Road Marine Business Park

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Perfectly situated along the southern shore of All Bay in Tsehum Harbour, Sidney’s Harbour Road Marine Business Park is home to everything marine related, including full-service marinas, chandlery, yacht concierge service, and custom boat building. Many of the businesses located on Harbour Road specialize in a variety of marine services, and most have been successfully established in this location for a number of years.

Businesses range in size from under 5 to 50 employees.  The Harbour Road Marine Business Park employs individuals who come from Sidney, North Saanich, Central Saanich, Victoria and other communities on the southern end of Vancouver Island.

BC Ferries and Washington State Ferries serve the area and are only minutes away from Harbour Road.  The Victoria International Airport, also just minutes away, offers more than 120 flights a day.

Employees and visitors have access to a number of restaurants along Harbour Road as well as to the downtown core of Sidney, with its wide variety of retail businesses, an extensive range of professional services, and multiple recreational and cultural venues.

Easily accessible by land and sea near the north end of the Saanich Peninsula, about 30 km north of Victoria, Tsehum Harbour is also a Canada Customs Port of Entry. North America’s west coast is bustling with marine enthusiasts, and Sidney’s Harbour Road Marine Business Park offers many services vital to the industry.