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Sydney, Nova Scotia

Sydney, Nova Scotia's second-largest city, is situated on the east side of beautiful Cape Breton Island. Once a booming center for mining and steel, this colonial seaport serves as a gateway to some of the most historic sites and scenic landscapes of the North Atlantic.

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Sydney, Nova Scotia

Port of Call

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Visit the Bell Museum, located on 25 acres of landscaped grounds in the village of Baddeck, where Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone at age 29, also made important contributions to medicine, engineering, agriculture, aeronautics, marine science, genetics, and teaching the deaf. Afterward, stop in the village to explore various gift shops or relax in a local café.

Other Fun Things to Do

Board the beautiful 67-foot staysail schooner Amoeba for a sailing experience as unique and unforgettable as Cape Breton's Bras d'Or Lakes.

Local Currency

In Canada, the Canadian dollar (CAD) is the official currency. Credit cards are widely accepted, and often offer a good exchange rate. In all of Canada, a 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST) must be paid on all transportation, accommodation, restaurant meals and just about anything else you purchase, right down to a pack of gum.

Weather in Sydney, Nova Scotia


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 29.7° -1.28°
Average Low 14.7° -9.61°
Mean Temperature 22° -5.56°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 6 in 15.24 cm

    Before You Visit

    Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.


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