The Sidney Pier is a waterfront walkway that takes you along the oceanfront and is approximately 2.5 km long. There are plenty of benches and picnic tables, and magnificent gardens along the way where one can relax, enjoy a bite to eat and take in spectacular views of Mount Baker, Sidney Island, and so much more.
Along the way you can visit a number of attractions such as:
- Port Sidney Marina – With 13,494 feet of lineal dock space and the ability to accommodate boats up to 138 feet, the marina routinely sees boaters from all across North America. They offer annual, monthly, and transient moorage.
- Beacon Park – One can view the many examples of public art and brick walkways perfect for a leisurely stroll and take in the breathtaking waterfront scenery.
- Diver’s Beach – Explore wrecks such as, HMCS Mackenzie, and GB Church. This is a must for all divers and Vancouver Island has been ranked as one of the best cold-water diving locations in the world.
- Eastview Park – Directly adjacent to the Bevan Fishing Pier, Eastview Park offers a magnificent view of the ocean and picnic tables and benches for relaxing or brining along a picnic lunch.
With recent upgrades along the entire Lochside Drive walkway, visitors will appreciate ample parking that is just a short walk to the beach. Enjoy a picnic lunch while you watch harbour seals, bald eagles, and California sea lions in their natural habitat.
One can also park at Tulista Park and stroll along the seaside walkway heading to picturesque downtown Sidney. This is a popular spot where you can walk along Glass Beach or go fishing and crabbing during the summer months.
The Sidney Pier also offers visitors a fascinating cultural experience along its Sculpture Walk. With the amazing backdrop of the Salish Sea and Mount Baker, this outdoor gallery showcases an eclectic mix of art crafted by a host of talented artists.
The Sidney Pier is also a popular tourist destination that offers a number of Inns and Restaurant from cozy and casual to the luxury of the Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa. Just minutes from the BC and Washington State Ferry terminals and the Victoria Airport, one will experience the true meaning being pampered. Whether you are planning a business trip or a vacation, be sure to check out their Signature Suite with panoramic ocean views, extensive spa packages, coffee shop, or Haro’s Restaurant.
The Pier Bistro is the perfect spot to gather with friends for breakfast, lunch, or dinner while enjoying the breathtaking views of the oceanfront. The Bistro is wheelchair friendly and guests can park right on the Pier.
Whether the Sidney Pier is and unforgettable family vacation, a relaxing day trip, or a romantic get-away, there is no shortage of things to see and do. From getting together with friends at one of the many eateries along the Pier to taking in the breathtaking gardens and ocean views, to a picnic on the beach, the Sidney Pier is a must for anyone traveling to southern Vancouver Island.