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Sidney

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Sitting on the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island, the port town of Sidney serves as an important stop on several ferry and cruise-liner routes. A largely industrial town, Sidney sustains its economy primarily through manufacturing, construction, and warehousing industries, which combined employ more than a quarter of local workers. The town also serves as home for an older demographic, wtih a median age almost 10 years higher than that of the rest of Canada. Tourism in Sidney relies largely on its arts and culture scene, as well as accessiblity to nearby natural attractions. Sidney is in Victoria Capital Regional District. Take a peek at our international travel planner: Sidney and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Where to stay in Sidney

Sidney offers only a handful of tourist accommodations, all of which fit in with the area's relaxed coastal vibe. Choose from friendly inns and bed and breakfasts in the town center, or head a few minutes west to find a few larger chain hotels. For pure scenery, you can't beat staying on the seafront, where you'll enjoy the town's trademark sunsets and maybe even catch a glimpse of majestic whales frolicking offshore.
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