The coal industry brought immigration from many parts of the world, giving Sydney a multicultural mix of over 50 ethnic backgrounds and a global flavor to its history. Located on Cape Breton Island, Sydney is also an ideal jumping-off point for scenic adventures.
This thriving seaport and capital of Cape Breton Island was one of France’s centers of trade and military strength. Experience the life of a military officer, discuss household duties with a servant, and see a long-ago world brought to life.
Music Of The Island
Join us for a musical experience unique to Cape Breton. Enjoy local entertainers as they sing, step-dance and make fiddle magic. See the World’s Largest Fiddle and enjoy an intimate performance space in the Sydney Cruise Terminal.