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Sydney (Nova Scotia)
Canada

Sydney cruise port is located in northeastern Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island. The scenic route around this island is very popular and offers spectacular views. Historic houses and churches dating back to the 1700s and 1800s are open to visitors. The fortress of Louisbourg testifying to the French reign over this territory and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, the inventor of the telephone, are two popular attractions of the region.

Useful Information

Language

English

Currency

CAD
Canadian Dollar

Currency Converters:  
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XE

Time difference

UTC: -4

from New York: +1h

from San Francisco: +3h

from London: -4h

Tips

A 15% tip will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
-10 15
-5 22
-1 30
1536.00
February
-10 13
-6 21
-2 29
1285.00
March
-7 20
-3 27
2 35
1305.00
April
-2 29
3 37
7 44
1335.25
May
3 37
8 46
13 56
1034.00
June
8 46
13 56
19 65
973.75
July
13 55
18 64
23 74
893.50
August
13 56
18 64
23 73
1004.00
September
9 48
14 57
19 66
1194.75
October
4 40
9 47
13 55
1435.75
November
0 32
4 39
7 45
1566.25
December
-5 23
-2 29
2 36
1676.50

Where is locate the Port of Sydney

Sydney’s cruise terminal is located close the small municipality. You will see a giant violin near the terminal. In the terminal, local artisans present their products.

Activities in Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Historical sites

The Fortress of Louisbourg is a reconstruction of an 18th century French colonial city. It recreates the life of the time when this city was a fishing port, a military base and a center of commerce.

This museum, located in Baddeck, presents an exhibition including artifacts and documents from the period when Alexander-Graham-Bell, the inventor of the telephone was carrying out experiments in Baddeck.

Museums

Built in 1787, Cossit House is one of the oldest surviving houses in Sydney. It depicts what life was like for one family during the early days of settlement in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

This house, bought in 1836 by Thomas Jost, a Halifax merchant, is one of the oldest wooden structures in Sydney’s historic North End. The different rooms display artifacts donated by the Jost family and other local contributors.

Nature

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The famous 298 km long Cabot Trail runs through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, offering travellers spectacular views of the valley and coast. Be careful, to plan your visit well in order to return to the ship in time.

A small park in the center of the city where you can take a walk on the path arrange around the pond.

The lake was recognized as a Biosphere Reserve in 2011 by UNESCO. It is not really a lake since it communicates with the ocean. This promotes the abundance of marine life.

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Solutions to avoid seasickness on a cruise

Seasickness is caused by conflicting signals sent to the brain through the inner ear and the eyes. The inner ear senses movement that the eyes cannot see, causing discomfort and nausea.

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