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Sidney is excited to welcome smart, safe, and respectful visits to our community.

With British Columbia now in Phase 3 of the Restart Plan, we are excited to welcome smart, safe, and respectful visits to our community.

If you are travelling to Sidney from within BC or from another province or territory within Canada, you are expected to follow the same travel guidelines as everyone else in BC and travel safely and respectfully.

The Canadian border remains closed for recreational tourism. International visitors are asked to dream now and explore BC later when the time is right.

While the border remains open for essential travel purposes, the Government of Canada has Emergency Order requirements related to mandatory isolation and quarantine.

If you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in contact with a known case, please postpone your visit.

We all must do our part in order to protect the progress that we’ve made to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia and across Canada. We ask all visitors to Sidney to be respectful of our residents, businesses, and community. Please follow posted signage around Town and keep an eye out for physical distancing guidance and safety procedures that businesses and local attractions have put in place to help keep staff and fellow patrons safe.

For local and regional tourism information, contact the Sidney Visitor Information Centre and the Patricia Bay Information Centre.

Please Follow the Province's Guidelines for Travel in B.C.

When you travel this summer, you are not leaving COVID-19 behind.

  • Consider the health and safety of people in your bubble, and whether you want to take any extra risks

If you decide to travel, remember to take the following health and safety precautions:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Practice safe distancing - 2 metres / 6 feet
  • Spend time in small groups and open spaces
  • Wear a non-medical or cloth face mask if you are not able to keep a safe distance from others

If you are feeling sick, stay home. No exceptions.

If symptoms develop while travelling in British Columbia, self-isolate immediately and contact 8-1-1 for guidance and testing.