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Located on the north east end of the Saanich Peninsula, just 26 kilometres north of Victoria, British Columbia's capital city, Sidney is one of 13 municipalities in the Capital Regional District (CRD). The Town’s north, south and west boundaries are shared with the District of North Saanich. To the east, Sidney overlooks Haro Strait, the Southern Gulf Islands, and the Northern San Juan Islands (U.S.A.).


How to Get Here

Regionally, the Town of Sidney is known as a transportation hub. The only Canadian Port of Call for the Washington State Ferry system connects Sidney to Anacortes, Washington, a service enjoyed by both residents and visitors. Minutes away from Sidney is the Victoria International Airport and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, which connect southern Vancouver Island to the BC Mainland. Proximity to Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle enhance the attraction of Sidney as a centre for technological innovation, business development and economic investment.


Urban Structure

The Town is comprised of an urban business corridor along a main street (Beacon Avenue), between the Patricia Bay Highway 17 and the waterfront, with residential lands to the north and south. On the west side of the highway, an additional residential area extends south of the airport, with an industrial and technological park, and some residential, extending north of Beacon Avenue. Sidney's primary trade area extends to the residents of Central Saanich, North Saanich, the Southern Gulf Islands, and adjacent indigenous communities. A secondary trade area encompasses the remainder of Greater Victoria, with a total regional population of approximately 375,000.


Business Climate

Sidney's desirable location is backed by a strong provincial business climate. British Columbia's economic growth continues to outpace the rest of Canada, with a strong labour force, attractive business incentives, and corporate costs that are competitive with the rest of North America.

For more information about the Province's investment advantages, please visit Trade and Invest British Columbia.



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