Sydney - Nova Scotia

On the eastern half of Cape Breton Island, on the banks of Sydney Harbour, is the city of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Since its founding over two hundred years ago, Sydney has grown and changed into a modern city, but it still retains signs of its past in the heritage buildings and historic sites. The architecture and history of several of Sydney’s churches will interest visitors, while some people might wish to take the short drive out to Baddeck, the home of Sir Alexander Graham Bell. Every visit should also include a trip to see the famous Fortress of Louisbourg, just outside of Sydney.

The waterfront contributes to Sydney’s charm, with two beaches near the city and much more. Recent improvements to the area have helped to make the waterfront a very inviting place, with boardwalks and facilities for all kinds of activities. The world’s largest fiddle stands there, and cruise ships dock at the ports of Sydney, North Sydney, and Sydport. Diving, swimming, and other water sports are some of the popular activities.

Sydney is an ideal place for experiencing the wonders of Cape Breton Island. The Highlands are nearby, and the island’s five scenic trails give access to many of the island’s most beautiful areas. Within Sydney, golf courses and restaurants can help to make any visit pleasant. For outdoor and indoor activities, historic sites and modern conveniences, Sydney is an ideal place to visit.

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