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Relationships new or old, here's 5 Saanich Peninsula date ideas

There are new options in town for a romantic summer
During sunsets at Bevan Fishing Pier, the sky transforms into a canvas of colors, creating a picturesque backdrop for dates.

The Saanich Peninsula offers an array of romantic activities perfect for a memorable date. Here are five ideas to impress your special someone:

Check out the sunset or stars on Bevan Fishing Pier 

Grab a beverage to-go in downtown Sidney, then walk over to the pier. Enjoy the bright smell of the sea where harbour seals and Dahl porpoises are known to pop up. Or, go at night, let the moon hit your eye like a big pizza pie, and that’s amore! Speaking of pizza … there are many fantastic restaurants within a short walk. 

Kick off your date with a leisurely stroll to the Bevan Fishing Pier in downtown Sidney. Kgoodphoto

Do a self-guided Sidney art tour 

Take a self-guided art tour of art and cultural installations in downtown Sidney. The Sidney Sculpture Walk features the works of more than 13 artists on Sidney's waterfront. There are also several art galleries on Beacon Avenue and others scattered around downtown to enjoy. Impress your date with this cheesy nautical-themed art joke: What do pirates do in their free time? They make arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt. 

There is plenty of art to explore in Sidney. Courtesy Sidney BIA

Music in the Park 

Enjoy original live music on Wednesday nights for seven weeks in July and August from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in HEL,HILEȻ Park. Make it dinner and a show by bringing a picnic or checking out the food vendors! Don’t forget your lawn chair or picnic blanket to get cozy! 

Visit a cidery 

Drop by Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse (, which has a beautiful view of the Haro Straight, Mount Baker and over 1,300 apple trees. Plus, there’s a menu with sharing plates, including charcuterie. Further north, Victoria Cider Co. ( offers an award-winning keeved cider and a farm-rustic tasting room – a romantic spot as any! 

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse. Samantha Duerksen / Black Press Media

Rent a ‘fun mobile’ 

Magic carpet rides unfortunately don’t exist yet, but e-bikes do and they’re almost as exhilarating. With an e-bike, you can show your date the world – or at least the world of the Saanich Peninsula – as you cruise on oceanfront trails, down country back roads and through the towns. Port Sidney Marina ( offers rentals, as does Cycle Sidney (, which operates by appointment only from a private art studio in Sidney’s west side. It’s a unique way to enjoy the views while getting your hearts beating … even faster. 


Sam Duerksen

About the Author: Sam Duerksen

Since moving to Victoria from Winnipeg in 2020, I’ve worked in communications for non-profits and arts organizations.
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