Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

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Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

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.


  • Port Name & Location
    Sydney Marine Terminal
    Ship will DOCK or ANCHOR OFF SHORE at this port.
  • Time Zone
    AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -4 hours
  • Language
    The local language is English and French. Say "thank you" in French: "merci"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Canadian Dollar (CND)
    Native Crafts, clothing and souvenirs.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organized Shore Excursions for Fortress Of Louisbourg, Bras D'or Lakes Grand Tour, sightseeing. Buses, metro trainsit, limousines available.
    • Famous For
      Take a picturesque excursion to Cape Breton Island, where you’ll see some of the Island's most dynamic scenery and touch the shores of the famous Bras d'Or Lakes.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The Spirit of the Fiddle: Cape Breton is world-renowned for the revival of Celtic music and the unique style of playing the fiddle.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Booming industries brought immigrants from many parts of the world to Sydney, resulting in a multicultural mix of more than 50 ethnic backgrounds.

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