At the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island is a delightful small town to where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of your busy life. Search for rentals in Port Sidney and be on your way to enjoying fresh breezes off the Salish Sea and exploring charming attractions such as these listed below. Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is an award-winning aquarium dedicated to the marine life, ecosystems and indigenous peoples of the Salish Sea Bioregion. A tour takes you through 28 different habitats to see more than 3,500 marine animals such as wolf eels, giant Pacific octopus and Pacific salmon as well as a collection of Salish indigenous art. Sidney Museum Learn the interesting history and heritage of the Port Sidney area and Saanich Peninsula by visiting the Sidney Museum. The museum showcases more than 6,000 permanent artifacts as well as monthly rotating exhibits. You’ll see items pertaining to local farming, military, trains, ferries and indigenous peoples. Sidney Spit Marine Park Nearby Port Sidney vacation rentals, you can take a short ferry ride to this large, tranquil sandbar that is part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. You can soak up the sun on the sandy beaches, go kayaking in the lagoons or hiking in the forests to see a wide variety of birds and wildlife such as fallow deer. Walkways and Trails Enjoy a relaxing stroll along Port Sidney’s vast network of paved walkways that meander along the waterfront, gardens, picnic areas, sculpture parks and quiet, wooded areas. You’ll see something different at every corner, from docked boats to beautiful flowers, intriguing sculptures and architecture, and birds and other wildlife. Charlie White, Mary Winspear Centre During your Port Sidney vacation, you may wish to reserve time to enjoy a concert or live theatre performance at the Charlie White, Mary Winspear Centre. Featuring an intimate setting with excellent seating and acoustics, this state-of-the-art facility provides quality events, performances and programs all year round.