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Sidneys’ Beacon Ave

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Complete your vacation and take in some charm at this perfect Oceanside town

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Stroll Down Beacon Ave Towards the Peaceful Waterfront on the Shoreside Community of Sidney British Columbia

The town of Sidney is located only a few kilometres from the Victoria airport and the ferry terminal. Home to various shops, restaurants, and cafes, as well as a beautiful pier that offers stunning views of the Vancouver Island coastline. Making it the perfect stop on your way out after a great Victoria vacation.

Sidney’s main shopping district is found along Beacon Ave and is a great place to visit any time of the year. Park your car at one of the public parking lots and wander down Beacon Ave towards the waterfront, passing stores, restaurants and cafes.

You can head north or south along the waterfront walkway discovering restaurants, beaches and boardwalks.


Beacon Ave

The Charm of Sidney BC, it’s easy to spend hours walking up and down Beacon visiting all the local stores and boutiques. We have compiled a list of some of the best places to stop.

Sidney Coffee shops and Bakeries

Art galleries on Beacon Ave

Antique Stores



Waterfront Walkway North

Beacon Park South

  • Glass Beach – Small beach next to Beacon Ave Pier. Take a few steps down onto the beach and you will see people sifting through the fine gravel picking out small bits of sea glass for their collection.
  • Divers Point – Take a seat between the two piers and enjoy the view at one of the picnic tables or benches. 
  • Sidney Fishing Pier – Fishing, crabbing and enjoying the salty air. 
  • Waterfront Walkway – Looking to get your steps in? Keep walking south along the Sidney shore through parks, around the US ferry terminal all the way to Lochside Waterfront Park.



If it’s the weather isn’t cooperating, check out this list of indoor options in the area.

Public Washrooms
Beacon Ave public washrooms are on 4th st and just off Beacon Ave behind Tanners Books. Located at the Military display tank and airplane

BC Aviation Museum
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BC Aviation Museum

Aviation enthusiasts will find plenty to pique their interest at the BC Aviation Museum, boasting an impressive civilian and military aircraft collection. Visitors can check out iconic planes at one of Canada’s top aviation museums.
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Hatley Castle Ga...

A free outdoor experience. Wonder through the Japanese, Rose and Italian gardens. Hatley Castle Victoria is great for the budget conscious and the garden buff.
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Fisherman's Wharf

Indulge in restaurants, unique shops and eco-tour adventures while afloat on the harbour. Stroll along the dock and enjoy the afternoon admiring the floating houses and commercial and pleasure boats in the harbour.

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