Incentive Destinations: Spotlight on Sidney-by-the-Sea, British Columbia

Sidney, British ColumbiaLocated on Vancouver Island's Saanich Peninsula, Sidney, British Columbia is one of those hidden hideaways with much to offer for corporate groups. Groups can travel via a 20 minute drive from Victoria's downtown core or take a ferry from near the Victoria International Airport. From the USA, group can also take a high speed passenger-only ferry from Seattle.

Major attractions include Butchart Gardens, the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, the Historical Museum, and Mineral World. Activities include whale watching, wildlife excursions on the Salish Sea to view dolphins and sea lions, scuba diving, and kayaking, hiking at Mount Norman.

Event venues include the Mary Winspear Centre with  a boardroom for 25, 6 meeting rooms, a theater that seats 310, a banquet hall that can accommodate 900, and a 5,000 sq. ft. outdoor courtyard.

Nearby at the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, groups can camp, canoe, hike, go geocaching, and they may spot wildlife such as seals, seagulls, and bald eagles. With the mildest temperatures in Canada, Sidney is a comfortable, destination for all seasons.

Places to stay include Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa, Sidney Waterfront Inn & Spa, Cedarwood Inn & Suites, and Beacon Inn at Sidney.

For more picture perfect Canadian destinations, also consult Cvent Blog features on Incentive Travel: Spotlight on the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario - An Event Planner's Dream Destination, Incentive Travel: Spotlight on Port Carling Muskoka, Quebec City: Canada's Most Charming Historical DestinationIncentive Travel: Spotlight on Kleinburg, Ontario, and Incentive Destinations: Stratford, Ontario, a Storybook Town for Arts Lovers.

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