Big Pink Sydney Drive Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Approx. Duration: 1¾ hours
Adult Pricing: $59*
Child Pricing: $39*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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Explore Sydney, the largest community and commercial center of Cape Breton Island. Learn how the steel and coal industries impacted this area and attracted immigrants from all over, creating a diverse population representing more than 50 ethnic backgrounds.
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Big Pink Sydney Drive

Board your Big Pink Sightseeing bus to explore Sydney, the largest community and commercial center of Cape Breton Island. Begin your tour in the historic north end settled in 1785 by British Loyalists from the New England colonies and pass by Victoria Park, the site of the original garrison camp. Continue through downtown Sydney with a brief stop at Wentworth Park for a photo opportunity. You’ll then proceed to Whitney Pier, the former site of Sydney Steel Mill which dates back to 1900. Visit the Historical Museum and learn about the importance the Sydney Coal Fields have on the local economy.


These industries brought immigrants from many parts of the world giving resulting in a multicultural mix of more than 50 ethnic backgrounds. Another photo stop will be made at The Melting Pot, honoring these people, their strong work ethic and cultural pride. Continue to the First Nations community of Membertou, a modern day blueprint for all aboriginal communities in North America. Return to the pier where you can do some shopping at the cruise terminal, visit the Interpretation Center and The Big Ceilidh Fiddle.


Note: Walking is at your discretion on mostly level terrain with some gravel and beaten pathways, inclines and approximately 10 steps. Lower level of the Whitney Pier Museum is not wheelchair accessible.
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Port: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Approx. Duration: 1¾ hours
Adult Pricing: $59*
Child Pricing: $39*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.