Destination guide

Delight in the oceanfront landscape of Sidney

The ocean views, gardens and parks display a scene truly unique to Sidney. This city is well-known for its bird watching and boating. Butchart Gardens and Fisgard Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Sidney

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Sidney a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Panorama Recreation Centre (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Victoria Butterfly Gardens (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Arbutus Ridge Golf Club (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Cordova Bay Golf Course (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Sidney

Travelers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and picturesque gardens, which is just a taste of what Sidney has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Sidney. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Butchart Gardens (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Sidney Skatepark (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Iroquois Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Brethour Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Rotary Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Resthaven Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Sidney

Fly into Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.), the closest airport, located 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Bedwell Harbour, BC (YBW-Bedwell Harbour Seaplane Base), which is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Sidney?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 249 house rentals around Sidney. From 148 Houses to 35 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Sidney is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sidney?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sidney:

  • Downtown: 324 vacation rentals
  • James Bay: 404 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain Resort: 23 vacation rentals
  • Cordova Bay: 27 vacation rentals
  • Fairfield: 348 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Sidney?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Sidney. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre: 1,229 home rentals
  • Shoal Harbour Bird Sanctuary: 1,236 home rentals
  • Sidney Skatepark: 1,229 home rentals
  • Rotary Park: 1,229 home rentals
  • Brethour Park: 1,230 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sidney listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sidney?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 148 Houses in Sidney. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sidney include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 35 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 22 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 22 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sidney?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 42 vacation homes with pool available in Sidney.

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