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Welcome to Sidney ...

The coastal town of Sidney is located on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island (the Strait of Georgia).

Sidney is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Sidney lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Area codes for Sidney: (250) & (778)<2>

Websites for Sidney ...

Official Website: www.town.sidney.bc.ca/

Communities Also Named Sidney ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Sidney - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri, Montana (3), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota (2), Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sidney.

Communities near Sidney ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sidney.

  • Victoria
  • Langford
  • Oak Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Bay
    • Oak Bay lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Sidney
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Bay<4>
  • Colwood
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • View Royal
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for View Royal
      • View Royal lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Sidney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for View Royal came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on View Royal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for View Royal<4>
    • Duncan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Sidney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<4>
    • Metchosin
    • Friday Harbor [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday Harbor
      • Friday Harbor [San Juan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Sidney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor<4>
    • Cowichan Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowichan Bay
      • Cowichan Bay lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Sidney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowichan Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowichan Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowichan Bay<4>
    • Crofton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crofton
      • Crofton lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Sidney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crofton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crofton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crofton<4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sidney. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sidney.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sidney. See our Newspapers Page for Sidney.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sidney ...

Looking for more information about Sidney? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sidney, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sidney.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sidney: www.town.sidney.bc.ca/

The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sidney - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sidney) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sidney. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SidneyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sidney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.6500, Longitude: -123.4167    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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