Sidney Island

SIDNEY ISLAND, 8 sq km, lies 5 km from SIDNEY off the south coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND and at the north end of the SAANICH PENINSULA. Sidney Spit MARINE PARK (est 1961) occupies the north half of the island, which is surrounded by white sand beaches. Originally called Sallas by the Coast SALISH, it was given its present name by an early naval survey, after a British hydrographer. Between 1906 and 1915 it was the site of a factory that produced bricks used in many buildings in VANCOUVER and...

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