Beacon Park

Beacon Park is in the seaside community of Sidney, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. While the namesake for Beacon Avenue rests on top of the pole near the water’s edge, Beacon Park on the left side of the wharf. At 3400 square meters, this part hosts an intriguing bandstand and outdoor artwork encourages people to linger in Beacon Park. Situated on the shore of Sidney Channel in the Salish Sea the area is striking and charming. With the Fish Market, on the wharf, and the dock for the seasonal ferry to Sidney Island, this park provides picturesque vista of the ocean and surrounding islands. From here, you can also catch a passenger ferry, during summer months, to some of the local islands.  The large white bandstand is a sheltered place to enjoy a break while on your stroll or take in a performance. Stroll along the walkway from the bandstand, northward to the Seaport Park and the northern end of the Water Front Walk past the Port Sidney marina. Or head southward to the promenade wharf near Eastview Park and continue along the Water Front Walk to Tulista Park, Iroquois Park and Lochside Waterfront Park.

Geographical location N48º 38″ 56″ W123º 23′ 38″

 

Beacon Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1). Exit Hwy1 onto McKenzie Avenue to reach the Pat Bay Highway (Hwy 17). Head north along Hwy17 as it leads past the airport to reach Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula.  Turn at Beacon Avenue exit and continue to the traffic circle on the end. Turn left to reach the paid parking lot for the Port Sidney Marina and eateries or continue along to the wharf where there is limited parking. Several buses pass by along Fifth Avenue about five blocks from the walkway.

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