Top reasons to live in Sidney BC

Visitors and residents love the seaside charm, small town vibe and remarkable hospitality of idyllic Sidney BC. With close proximity to The Butchart Gardens, downtown Victoria, walking trails, hikes and beaches, Sidney is the perfect home base for exploring farms, wineries and eco-tourism activities throughout the Saanich Peninsula and the surrounding Southern Gulf Islands.

Whether you are starting out or settling down, if you are an art and culture buff, an outdoorsy type or have older or wee ones there is something for everyone.

Sidney enjoys a thriving arts and culture community that celebrates local artists and local crafts. From the seaside sculpture walk, to the beautiful totems that welcome visitors at the Mary Winspear Centre, the lovely art galleries and local cafés, there is truly something for everyone.

Kayaking, whale watching, bike riding, fishing, crabbing, boating or simply walking at the water’s edge, Sidney has it all. With mild and generally dry weather, Sidney is an ideal destination and place to call home throughout the year with a lawn bowling club, an outdoor volleyball court, right alongside basketball and tennis and a terrific water park for kids in the summer.

Sidney is unique in Canada for many reasons. But one of the most special is its designation as Canada’s only official “Booktown”. What exactly is a Booktown? It’s a small town or rural area that celebrates its local, regional and national culture through books–thousands, if not millions, of them, day after day, year after year from every corner of the world. People from around the world travel to booktowns to browse, explore and savour the facts, stories, beauty, fun, love and so much more contained between two covers. And Sidney is no exception.

As Sidney BIA so aptly says, people can enjoy the small town charm and urban vibe in a single day. They can take a wine tour through the rich Peninsula farmlands, a day trip to Salt Spring Island, learn to sail, crab off the Sidney Fishing Pier, or explore the 9.3 kilometer bicycle path around the Victoria Airport. Or, simply spend an entire day exploring Sidney’s art galleries and boutiques. At the end of each day, they can enjoy some of the finest cuisine on Vancouver Island, followed by a movie at Sidney’s Star Cinema or even an exciting stage production like MAMA MIA! at the Mary Winspear Centre.

If you can see yourself living in Sidney, two new condominium opportunities are coming soon, built by established award-winning local builder Homewood Constructors Ltd.  Aura Residences,  9861 Third Street  and Breeze by the Sea at 9850 Fourth Street, Sidney BC.

With a reputation for quality, Homewood Constructors knows that craftsmanship and quality are key to repeat clients.  They partner with reputable subcontractors and suppliers including some of the industries most experienced and skilled professionals in the Vancouver Island building industry. 

Both Aura Residences and Breeze by the Sea are kicking off their sales campaigns with a Grand Opening on Saturday and Sunday September 21 and 22 from 12-4pm at their sales centre located next to Alexander’s Coffee at 2387 Beacon Avenue, Sidney and will be open weekly Saturday thru Wednesday from 12-4pm.

Breeze by the Sea

Aura Residences

Phone: 250-883-2715

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