Sidney Book Town

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A 30-minute drive north of downtown Victoria will take you to the town of Sidney, BC, located on the Saanich Peninsula. A book lover's paradise, Sidney is home to Canada's only "Booktown", featuring eight unique bookstores all within walking distance. Children's books, rare and historical books, discount books and New Age books abound, the whole family will enjoy spending the day browsing the shelves and talking to the shopkeepers in Booktown.

Once you've picked out some good reads, stop for lunch (or skip straight to dessert at one of Sidney's popular local bakeries!) and take a seat on a seaside bench, curled up with a good book.

Tip: There's plenty of free parking here, so grab a spot and navigate this town's quaint streets by foot.