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Sydney (Nova Scotia), Canada

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

Tips

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

Currency

CAD
Canadian Dollar

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XE

Time difference

UTC: -4

from New York: +1h

from San Francisco: +3h

from London: -4h

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)
Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
-1015
-522
-130
1536.00
February
-1013
-621
-229
1285.00
March
-720
-327
235
1305.00
April
-229
337
744
1335.25
May
337
846
1356
1034.00
June
846
1356
1965
973.75
July
1355
1864
2374
893.50
August
1356
1864
2373
1004.00
September
948
1457
1966
1194.75
October
440
947
1355
1435.75
November
032
439
745
1566.25
December
-523
-229
236
1676.50

Where is located the Port of Sydney Cruise Terminal

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.
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Activities in Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Historical sites

Louisbourg

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.

Alexander Graham Bell Museum

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

Cossit House Museum

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.

Jost House Museum

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

Cabot Trail - Cape Breton Island

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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.

Wentworth Park

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

Bras d’Or Lakes

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.

Activities