(Sidney BIA)

Love is in the air – the salty, sea-sprayed air, that is!

Whether you’re celebrating this Valentine’s Day with your favourite family member, closest gal pal or sweetheart, there’s no denying that sweet little Sidney by the Sea tops the list when it comes to romantic destinations.

Just in time to wow your Valentine, the Sidney BIA has released a list of swoon-worthy activities sure to give anyone heart-eyes – in a safe and distanced way!

Sleep by the sea

As a thank you for visiting Sidney between February 12th and 15th, you’ll receive a $75 restaurant voucher when booking a two-night stay direct at a local Sidney hotel!

Take this time to enjoy a deluxe brunch, relax over a seaside lunch, or indulge in dinner at the below participating restaurants:

  • The Surly Mermaid
  • The Farmer’s Daughter
  • Fish on Fifth
  • Taco Shell
  • Woodshed Pizza
  • Beacon Landing Restaurant & Lounge
  • Taste of Tokyo
  • The Five & Dime Diner
  • Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant
  • Royal Aroma
  • Dickens Public House
  • Smitty’s Restaurant

Horse-drawn carriage tours

Victoria Carriage Tours will offer romantic rides through downtown Sidney from February 12th through to February 15th, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily.

Nestle under blankets and tour the town the old-fashioned way, accompanied by the musical clip-clop of horse hooves and fresh sea air.

Tours are $50 per carriage ride and seat up to 6 people, from the same household only. Registrations are first-come, first-serve. Book yours online here!

Nominate a loved one for a free bouquet of flowers

What’s more perfect than flowers on Valentine’s Day? Sidney BIA has teamed up with their friends at Brown’s the Florist to give away hand-tied bouquets to three lucky-in-love individuals.

Nominate your sweetie by visiting this page and scrolling to the bottom – then tell them why your special someone deserves a special Sidney surprise this Valentine’s Day!

Please note, floral arrangements will only be delivered to locations in Sidney, Greater Victoria and Westshore. Winners will be contacted on February 10th.

Win free dinner at your favourite Sidney restaurant

You read that right! We’ve partnered with Sidney BIA to give away not one, but THREE $100 gift cards to 3 lucky winners – to a Sidney restaurant of their choosing! Talk about the cherry on top of a perfect Valentine’s day. Contest details are below!


For a chance to win a $100 gift card to a Sidney restaurant of your choice from Sidney BIA (we’re choosing three winners!), complete one or more of the following:

  1. LIKE Sidney BIA on Facebook and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)
  2. FOLLOW Sidney BIA on Instagram, and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)
  3. SHARE this post on Facebook and/or Twitter and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 p.m. on February 10th, 2021. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

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