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Four fun things to do on the Saanich Peninsula this weekend

West Coast Wild, live performances, a beautiful day trip, and bowling fun
Kilometres of sandy beach await at Sidney Spit Island. (Courtesy Sidney BIA)

Journey to Sidney Spit Island

Sidney Spit, at the north end of Sidney Island, is five kilometres by sea from Sidney. Part of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, it offers a sandy, narrow strip made up of thousands of metres of beach, tidal flats and salt marshes, often overflowing with shore birds during the spring and fall migrations. Book your trip at

Matt Dusk Toronto’s award-winning jazz crooner Matt Dusk has had three number-one radio hits and five JUNO nominations. (Victor Rusu) Toronto’s award-winning jazz crooner Matt Dusk has had three number-one radio hits and five JUNO nominations. (Victor Rusu)

See a live performance at Mary Winspear Centre

Looking for live entertainment? There are a couple of options this weekend including Canadian crooner Matt Dusk who’s performing a swinging tribute to his old friend Tony Bennett; a solo performance from long-time member of Barney Bentall’s Cariboo Express, Matt Masters; and fiery Celtic music from the Coig Trio. Visit

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Check out the West Coast Wild Art Exhibit

Come by the ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park, 9565 Fifth Street, to see the second annual group exhibition highlighting the rugged beauty of the West Coast! West Coast Wild features seven artists, Carole Finn, Dyan Myhr, Anna Spratt, Thomas Kero, Corinne Flaws, Bettina Williams, and Jocelyn West, who take their inspiration from their love of rolling surf, sea fog, mossy forests and the wondrous creatures who inhabit land and seascapes. Meet the artists on Saturday, April 20, from 1-4 p.m.

Miracle Lanes Bowling Alley is fun for the whole family. (Courtesy Sidney BIA)

Knock over some pins

Head over to Miracle Lanes Bowling Alley for a fun-filled bowling experience. This family-owned establishment offers five-pin bowling and is located conveniently in Sidney. Have a memorable time with friends and family and reserve a lane by calling 250-656-2431 (closed Mondays).

See a full list of 51 Things to See and Do on the Saanich Peninsula in our special publication here.

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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