Sidney, British Columbia is a lovely city to visit if you are on Vancouver Island. The BC ferries arrive in Sidney from Vancouver and Victoria Airport is in Sidney. It’s a place we usually visit at the end of our trips to British Columbia.
It seems no matter which way you look there are all sorts of statues.
Some are by the waterfront.
Some are on benches throughout the downtown area. All are wonderful to see and photograph.
The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is in Sidney and on our last visit we all went exploring the museum. So much to see and learn.
This is a museum and aquarium showcasing marine life in the Salish Sea. The Salish Sea is a watershed between Vancouver Island and the southern portion of British Columbia and Washington State and includes the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Strait of Georgia and Puget Sound and all connecting waterways. It is named for the Salish Indigenous peoples, the original inhabitants of the area.
It was fascinating to see the various fish and marine life that live in the waters. Some areas were set up where you could gently touch and feel some of them. It is a place you can go back to time and time again to take in the wonders of the sea.
As we fly out very early in the mornings when we leave Vancouver Island, we always get to Sidney the afternoon before so that we can enjoy walking around the town, get a good nights sleep and get the airport shuttle around 5:15 am in the morning. Maybe on our next trip will go an extra day early to take in the gorgeous sights and sounds and stores.
Todays’ ABC Wednesday is bought to you by the letter S. S for Sidney, statues and Salish.