How to clean your dishwasher properly


The dishwasher is your go-to cleaning machine, especially after a big family meal, when the countertop is piled high with dirty plates, cookware, serving platters, and the like. Now and then, you need to return the favor by giving your dishwasher a thorough cleaning. This will keep the machine running smoothly and looking its best, while also preventing nasty odors from wafting into the kitchen.

Consumer Reports’ dishwasher tests involve a punishing mix of baked, caked, and dried-on foods. That helps us identify the top-performing dishwashers on the market. It also gives us special insights into what it takes to keep a dishwasher clean and fresh. The following expert tips will help you properly clean a dishwasher.

Step 1: Clean the Exterior

If your dishwasher front is made of plastic, use a sponge and hot, soapy water to wipe it down. For stainless steel dishwashers, glass cleaner is effective at removing built-up grime, as well as smudges and fingerprints. Avoid spraying the cleaner directly onto the dishwasher front, since the moisture could damage its electronic controls. Instead, spray the cleaner onto a paper towel or soft cloth and then apply the cloth to the dishwasher.


Step 2: Clear the Filter

This step is vital if you have a manual-clean filter, which are common on newer machines. These filters eliminate the grinder on self-cleaning dishwashers that pulverize food scraps and send them down the drain. The result is much quieter operation, but it also means more scraps getting trapped in the filter, leading to funky smells.

That’s especially true if you follow our advice and don’t pre-rinse dishes; most new dishwashers deliver solid results without the extra water-wasting step. In fact, pre-rinsing can actually lead to dirtier dishes by misleading the machine’s sensors into thinking the load is cleaner than it is, resulting in a less thorough wash cycle.

Okay, back to the filter cleaning. Once a week or so, pull out the bottom rack and remove the filter system, which usually consists of several interlocking parts. There’s often a center cylinder that unscrews, allowing you to lift out the system and take it apart. Clean the parts individually at the sink, using the spray on your faucet or a sponge; our testers also keep a small brush handy to dislodge coffee grounds and other grainy soil that can clog the mesh filter material.

This is also a good time to check the spray arm for trapped food scraps. It usually lifts off its base with a gentle tug. Rinse the arm under the faucet, inspecting for clogged holes, which can be cleared with a toothpick or wooden skewer. Some spray arms have an additional hole on their underside that’s meant to shoot water into the filter, keeping it clean. Check it for clogs before reinstalling the spray arm and filter system.

Step 3: Sanitize and Deodorize

Over time, discolorations can form throughout a dishwasher’s interior, especially in homes with hard water. Odors will also penetrate the material. White vinegar is a remedy for both issues. Place a clean bowl with a couple cups of vinegar toward the center of the bottom rack. Then run the dishwasher on the normal cycle without detergent. The dispersal of vinegar throughout the cycle should leave your dishwasher sanitized and deodorized.

If the discoloration persists, because of severe mineral deposits from your home’s hard water, you’ll need to switch to a tougher store-bought dishwasher cleaner. We tested three dishwasher detergent additives: Finish Power Up Booster Agent, Glisten Dishwasher Cleaner & Hard Water Spot Remover, and Lemi Shine Original. They all performed well, with Lemi Shine offering the best overall value.

Suzi Jack




9713 Second Street

Sidney BC  V8L 3C3

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Westshore Women’s Business Network Workshops

Westshore Women's Business Network
Dear Cheryl,

Westshore Women’s Business Network have put together great educators & trainers to bring you fantastic content. SO GRAB SOME TRAINING and expand your knowledge!
Here’s what we’ve got in store for you this week and beyond.  Remember to share with your friends and colleagues as all classes are open to the general public.
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All classes are $40 Public | $30 WWBN Members per session

Intro to Pinterest for Business Pinterest is one of the fastest growing new social networks! It has been described as “digital scrapbooking for ladies” (70% female users), and also “like Facebook – without the drama & bad grammar”. It’s a great fit for anyone in businesses related to fashion, food, home décor, weddings, photography, travel, fitness, animals & so much more! This starter session will explain how Pinterest works and how to use it to drive female shoppers to your website! You can use Pinterest from a smart device or from your home computer. Read more and to REGISTER Feb 18th 9:30-11:30 am

Women at the Helm: Become an Inspirational Leader Have you been selling yourself short? If so, it’s time to bring your ‘numerous’ talents and skills to the forefront.  Many people, who have finely tuned skills from work done at home or in volunteer roles, forget they are valuable traits for leadership. In this workshop you will learn to transfer your home-based expertise to one of leadership. Yes, you too can become the leader you were meant to be. Read more and to REGISTER Feb 19th 11:30 am -1:30 pm

Supervise With Confidence: Taking the Leap Into ManagementThe life of a supervisor varies depending on the organization and the people, but some tried and true principles will get you off to a strong start so you can build a strong team. In this workshop you will learn how to delegate with confidence, provide feedback and handle workplace problems and lead with a service mindset – and do all this with skill. This workshop is certain to build your confidence in working with people.  Read more and to REGISTER Feb 25th 6:30-8:30 pm

Mike Wicks
Speaking With ConfidenceMike Wicks has years in the trenches teaching, training, guiding and mentoring. Through a lively interactive session he will give you the tools, tips and techniques to overcome your fear of public speaking and make better presentations/speeches.Read more and to REGISTER


March 3rd 9:30-11:30 am

Intro to Instagram for BusinessInstagram is home of the “selfie” – 35 million of them to be exact! It’s one of the fastest growing new social networks, and it’s owned by Facebook. Instagram has been described as “the app that makes average photos look amazing”. 43% of smartphone owners age 18-29 use Instagram – and even if your ideal demographic isn’t there, you can use it… Read more and to REGISTER March 6th 9:30-11:30 am

Mike Wicks
Power Success Strategies: 50 Tips to Give You The Edge

There are hundreds of things we can do in business everyday which lay the groundwork for success, help us avoid and survive problems in our business and take advantage of the good times. Power Success Strategies offers you guerrilla tips, tactics and strategies to: prevent outside influences from damaging growth; lower risk; prepare in advance for business problems; deal with unexpected curve balls; keep ahead… Read more and to REGISTER

March 10 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Break Through the Glass Ceiling: Take Charge of Your Career You CAN move your career upwards – if you want to – and have other leaders give you a helping hand too. This workshop will show you how to build a support network around you, ways to showcase your talents, and how to get other leaders to recognize your knowledge and skills. Join us to find out how to break through ‘your’  various barriers and chart your own path to… wherever you want to go. Read more and to REGISTER March 25th 6-8 pm

Get LinkedIn or Get Left Behind

LinkedIn is the respected professional social network – even those who “don’t do social media” use LinkedIn. It’s a great way to stay in touch with, and on the radar of your professional connections. Every professional, business owner, job searcher, employer & student should consider having a profile or company page. If you’re new to LinkedIn, or have a profile that you never use – this is the right workshop for you!

You’ll leave this workshop feeling confident about how to set up … Read more and to REGISTER

March 31st 9:30-11:30 am

Mike Wicks
Trendsetting Business Ideas for 2014This seminar will give you insights into global trends that are likely to affect our businesses here on Vancouver Island – it will help you understand current consumers better than you have ever done before.

You’ll leave this seminar with a whole new understanding of what’s happening in the wider business world, how consumers are changing and what is trending. Mike will share fascinating new businesses that are changing … Read more and to REGISTER

April 7th 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Mike Wicks
Handling Objections & Closing SalesOne of the biggest problems sales people face (and remember all business owners are sales people) is handling objections effectively. This workshop shows how you can learn to love objections, even embrace and welcome them. Mike Wicks talks about three kinds of objection (real, false and hidden) and provides tips and advice on how to discover which type of objection you are facing and how to overcome it. Read more and to REGISTER April 15th 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Mike Wicks
Writing Winning ProposalsMike Wicks has been writing proposals professionally for clients for almost 20 years. In this workshop he will review proposal types (follow-up to a presentation, an unsolicited bid for business, an official Request For Proposal (RFP) issued by government, or a non-profit organization and more). In short, in a matter of a few hours, participants will learn how to ensure their proposal dwarfs the competition

Topics will include: targeting your market; understanding the proposal; identifying the competition; discovering the competition’s strengths and weaknesses and using them to your advantage….Read more and to REGISTER

April 28th 9:30-11:30 am


Please SHARE this training with your networks, friends, colleagues. All classes are open to the public, yes guys too! Sign up your staff or workmates.
Connect with us on the WWBN Facebook page or me personally by phone, email, Facebook or LinkedIn.
Thanks… see you in training!
Deb Alcadinho, Founder & Director,
Westshore Women’s Business Network (WWBN)
cell: 250.818.7363  email:
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Sidney Family Day Come Stay and Play with the whole Family

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Sidney Family Day

Celebrating family in Sidney BC – February 8-10, 2014

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Sidney Family Day




On the heels of the wildly fun and successful 2013 Sidney Family Day LEGO event, this year a number of community organizations and businesses are teaming up for a full three day weekend of Sidney Family Day LEGO fun!

This year’s event has also partnered with the Sidney Fire Department, in recognition of their 100th Anniversary.  LEGO displays, interactive building opportunities, a treasure hunt, and professional LEGO builder Robin Sather of Brickville Designworks are just some of the reasons to spend time in Sidney for the 2014 Sidney Family Day LEGO Weekend.

Due to overwhelming attendance in 2013, this year’s event takes place over three days, and in a variety of venues throughout town.  There will be so much more to see, and to build!

Check out all the details here

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Emergeny and Safety Vigilance for all

Personal safety can be a controversial issue because people sometimes feel that personal safety tips or self-defense classes are a way to place the responsibility for preventing sexual assault or intimate partner violence on the person who is least responsible. While it is true that the only person responsible for the violence is the person who commits it, there are things that we can do to keep ourselves safe and take back the control that the attacker  is trying to take away. 
Often, the experience of taking steps to protect yourself can make you feel more powerful and in control and can also be part of the process of healing for those who have been assaulted previously.
 Although there are no guarantees that certain techniques or actions will prevent an assault, they can decrease the risk of one or help you to escape an assault in progress   PRESENTING FOR THE RCMP
The Sidney Fire Department participates in the First Responder Program in conjunction with the BC Ambulance Service. A crew will respond in Suburban #906 for medical emergencies. This First Responder vehicle carries a medical kit as well as oxygen. The vehicle is also equipped with life jackets for responding to marine medical emergencies and a rabbit tool for gaining entry through locked doors. All firefighters are certified to First Responder Level 3, which is accomplished by taking forty hours of training. Crews are given refresher courses throughout the year during Thursday night training. PRESENTING SIDNEY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

Welcome to Puckett’s Noble House of Karate

You are at the start of what we hope will be a long and enjoyable involvement in the martial arts. Karate is a rewarding discipline with a great deal to offer to those who are prepared to practice. It is part self-defence, part physical fitness, part sport and part self-awareness – and for many people it becomes the attitude with which they approach life.

One of the main objectives of Karate is the development of mental attitudes that lead to humility and self-control. The karateka, or practitioner of Karate, strives to be modest, courteous, helpful, just and dedicated.

Feb 18     5:30 Pm  Sidney Firehall

Cost $30.00   light snacks and non alcoholic beverage

A portion of all ticket sales will go to the Sidney Lions Food Bank

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PARTYLITE 2014 DEBUT SHOW And Mystery Hostess Show


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In recognition for all the business women in Sidney Meet Up, I have scheduled a debut/mystery show on:

 DATE:          Sunday, January 12, 2014

TIME:            1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

PLACE:         9390 Brookwood Dr., Summergate Village, Sidney

PHONE:         778-426-0014 


Come and see the new lines, smell the new scents.  The new Clearly Creative line is incredible!   Are you creative?  If so, this line is for you.  There is something for everyone!


Never heard of a Mystery Hostess Show?

There will be a winner for each of the hostess specials, a winner for each of the half-price items and the GRAND PRIZE winner will win 15% of the total sales in FREE PRODUCT.


I’m looking forward to giving each of you a gift for attending this special event and of course a gift (and it will be more than a tealight) for bringing a friend.  I will also have many draws to give you more to take home.   Please RSVP.


Lucie Stephen


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Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings

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STOP and read this, Written by a Cop- It could save a life

Written By A Cop ~ It Could Save A Life



In daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation…
After reading these 9 crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about. 
It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do : 
The elbow is the strongest point on your body. 
If you are close enough to use it, do! 
2. Learned this from a tourist guide. 
If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. 
Toss it away from you…. Chances are that he is more interested 
in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse.. 
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, 
kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy.. 
The driver won’t see you, but everybody else will. 
 This has saved lives. 
4. Don’t sit in your car!
Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., 
and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS!) 
The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to 
get in on the passenger side, put a weapon to you, and tell you where to go. 
If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, 
Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. 
Your Air Bag will save you. 
If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. 
As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. 
It is better than having them find your body in a remote location. 
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage: 
A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor , and in the back seat. 
B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. 
Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the 
women are attempting to get into their cars. 
C.) Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side.
If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, 
or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. 
IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.) 
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. 
Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. 
(This is especially true at NIGHT!) 
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! 
The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, 
it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern! 
8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: 
It may get you raped, or killed. 
Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played 
on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often 
asked ‘for help’ into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim. 
9. Another Safety Point: 
Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told her ‘Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door..’ 
The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, ‘We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.’ He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby’s cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby’s cries outside their doors when they’re home alone at night.
10. Water scam! 
If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people competely turn on all your outside taps so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.
Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors! 
Please pass this on. This information should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby Theory was mentioned on America’s Most Wanted when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana.
Please forward this information to all the women you know. 
It may save a life.
Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or someone you love.

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Celebrate Christmas on top of Grouse Mountain

Celebrate Christmas on top of Grouse Mountain

Sleigh bells ring, choirs sing! During the month of

December, the spirit of Christmas comes alive with

a magical celebration and a multitude of festivities

on top of Grouse Mountain.


Sleigh bells ring, choirs sing!


During the month of December, the spirit of

Christmas comes alive with a magical celebration

and a multitude of festivities on top of Grouse


reindeer, or take a sleigh ride* through our mystical
alpine forest.
You can also experience the tranquil beauty of skating
on our 8,000 square foot mountaintop Ice Skating
Pond, surrounded by snow-topped trees.

Learn more about Santa’s reindeer at our daily ranger

interpretive talks or have a digital photo taken
with Santa to keep a memento of your Peak of
Christmas visit!

Bring your family to Santa’s Workshop and meet


Visit the Theatre in the Sky to enjoy classic Christmas

movies on our large high-definition screen.


Or listen to joyful Christmas carols sung by the

enchanting voices of Vancouver choirs.


Visit the spectacular SOS Children’s Village Parade
of Trees in the Spirit Gallery starting December 2nd.
*The sleigh ride requires adequate snow coverage



These fabulous Peak of Christmas activities are all

complimentary with your

Grouse Mountain Admission, Annual Membership,

Winter Pass, or Lift Ticket.

over all areas of the plateau in order to operate.

Please check our Mountain Report before your

visit to confirm its availability during your visit.


**Please note that all 2010 dates are tentative.

Schedule of Activities:*

Santa’s Workshop: 12pm-8pm

Outdoor Ice Skating: 9am-10pm

Reindeer Interpretive Sessions: 2pm & 4pm

Live Entertainment see details below: Weekdays: 6pm-8pm Weekends: 1pm-3pm

Mountaintop Sleighrides: 9am-9pm

(weather permitting)

SOS Children’s Village (Start Dec 2):

Parade of Trees:

Christmas Classic Movies:

Breakfast with Santa: 

Skating Lessons with Champions:

Karen Magnussen Foundation Ice Show:

Activities end at 4pm on December 24th







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Day At A Time

    Posted by: cherylyoung | October 13, 2011 (edit)

    Sidney By The Sea is a true paradise on Vancouver Island

    With views of the ocean, the Olympic and Cascade

    Mountain ranges.

    Sidney is a tourist’s dream – a friendly port with

    modern marinas and a multitude of unique galleries,

    gift stores, antique shops, restaurants, bakeries and

    coffee bars.

    Sidney-by-the-Sea appeals to those who enjoy both

    seafaring excursions and land-based adventures.

    There are many inlets and nearby islands, 3 km of

    public accessible waterfront – including many

    beaches and great beachcombing – and several

    interesting attractions in and around this pretty little

    resort town.

    Sidney enjoys a moderate Mediterranean type climate

    with year-round mild temperatures, low rainfall and

    very little snow.


    Historically, Sidney was a small farming community

    and the location of Vancouver Island’s first flour mill.

    The heavily wooded forests of the region soon fostered

    sawmills and a thriving lumber industry.

    The Saanich People have lived on the Saanich

    Peninsula for thousands of years prior to contact

    with Europeans.

    The Hudson’s Bay Company obtained large tracts of

    forested lands from the Saanich People in 1852.

    James Douglas purchased much of the land in North

    Saanich in 1858, and one year later William and

    Charles Reay became the first settlers on the northern

    portion of the Saanich Peninsula when they purchased

    land from the Hudson’s Bay Company.

    Some of this land is now the town of Sidney,

    incorporated as a village on 30th September 1952.


    Sidney takes its name from nearby Sidney Channel

    and Sidney Island, originally known as Sallas Island.

    Captain Richards of the survey ship Plumper renamed i

    t Sidney Island in 1859, after Fredrick William Sidney

    (later captain), also a member of the Royal Navy.

    The Saanich People knew the site as Tseteenus,

    meaning ‘sticking out’.

    Sidney is ideally situated close to all the major arrival

    points to South Vancouver Island.

    By Air, visitors arrive at Victoria International Airport,

    which is only 5 minutes away.

    BC Ferries provides year-round service to and from

    Swartz Bay, immediately north of Sidney.

    Sidney is also the departure point for pleasure craft

    sailings and ferry traffic heading to the San Juan

    Islands and Washington State in the United States.

    Population: 11,849


    Location: Sidney is located on the Saanich Peninsula

    at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, just east of

    the Pat Bay Highway 17, five minutes south of the

    Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and just 16 miles (26 km)

    north of Victoria.

    View maps of the area: Map of Sidney Map of Greater Victoria Map of South Vancouver Island

    Sidney is known as Canada’s first Booktown – ten

    unique bookstores all within easy walking distance

    of each other, feature a browser’s bounty of new,

    easy walking distance of each other, feature a

    browser’s bounty of new, second-hand, antiquarian

    and specialty books.

    The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre  Aquarium and

    marine centre located on Vancouver

    Island in Sidney.

    The 10,000 square-foot marine centre was created to

    provide local residents and visitors to the area an

    opportunity to learn more about marine life and get

    up close and personal with state-of-the-art aquatic


    The centre features several fantastic exhibits

    including the Gallery of the Drifters where visitors

    will learn about jelly fish, algae and plankton and have

    the opportunity to view them up-close with a video


    The Gallery of the Salish Sea is a complete marine

    aquarium that recreates the ocean and provides an

    underwater view complete with hundreds of types

    of fish, invertebrates and plant life.

    The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre provides touch

    pools where visitors can interact live with sea stars and


    The Ocean’s Heartbeat is a complete wet lab and

    classroom that is used to further educate visitors and

    school groups about aquaitic life and the many

    ecosystems that support our Earth.

    Explore the B.C. Aviation Museum – packed with vintage

    airplanes and equipment, including a reconstructed radio

    control room.

    Discover original and replica planes dating back to 1910.

    Barnstorming bi-plane rides may be arranged.

    The world-famous Butchart Gardens are located just a

    short drive west of Sidney.

    The influence of the neighbouring Butchart Gardens is

    showcased in the community parklands and individual

    gardens of Sidney businesses and residents.

    Just south of Sidney on the Pat Bay Highway is the

    Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, a 29-acre park

    and large heritage museum, with many outdoor

    displays, picnic tables, nature trails and a pond.


    A beautiful destination with lots to see and do.

    Stroll among hundreds of dazzling buttterflies in an

    indoor tropical garden.

    Butterfly Gardens, features the brilliant Blue Morpho,

    the delicately pattened Giant Owl and the huge Atlas Moth.

    Knowledgeable guides help you find well-hidden eggs,

    caterpillars and pupae in the lush rain forest vegetation.

    Rare South African Turocos and tropical ducks can also

    be found.

    Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Sidney Days on the

    Canada Day weekend with activities and entertainment

    for the whole family.

    Come join us for the Sidney Summer Market every

    Thursday evening from June to September, when

    Beacon Avenue is closed to vehicle traffic between

    5pm and 9pm.

    Shopkeepers, businesses and pedestrians fill Beacon

    Avenue, creating a

    carnival atmosphere!

    Experience the thrill of a guided whale watching tour.

    The waters off Sidney are home to three Southern

    resident pods of orca whales, Dahl porpoises, sea lions

    and seals.

    From Port Sidney Marina you will view the islands

    from high speed boats that track the whale pods

    and wildlife to ensure a memorable trip every time.

    Tulista Park is a little gem of a seaside park and boat

    launch at the very end of Lochside Drive, next to the

    Washington State ferry terminal.

    Sidney is a hub for saltwater fishing excursions.

    Year-round salmon fishing is available, as well as

    cod, snapper, halibut, sole, crab, prawns and shrimp

    in local waters.

    Landlubbers can cast off the Bevan Avenue fishing pier.

    Diving: Sidney has a reputation as one of the most

    sought after dive sites on Lower Vancouver Island.

    Divers can explore the wrecks of the G.B. Church

    and the HMCS Mackenzie, two sunken diving reefs

    providing opportunity for some great underwater


    Graham’s Wall, Tozier Rock, The White Lady, Burial

    Islet, Octopus Point, and other hot spots off the

    peninsula’s coast are all accessible from Sidney,

    either as day charters or liveaboards.

    Kayakers will find the sheltered waters, secluded

    coves, islands, and nearby marine parks ideal for


    Take a guided multi-day expedition to

    D’Arcy Island Marine Park, Reay Island, Rum Island

    or Princess Margaret Marine Park on Portland Island.

    Sidney is popular with the Northwest boating fraternity,

    with boaters from California, Oregon, Washington

    and Vancouver choosing Port Sidney as the best

    destination marina on the west coast!

    Take the little ferry to Sidney Spit Marine Park and spend the day beachcombing –

    no stores or restaurants here, so pack a picnic lunch!

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    SIDNEY BC. for a slide presentation of Sidney


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