Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada is located in Atlantic Canada and is the hub city in northern Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island. The community rests on the banks of the Sydney River on the southern side of Sydney Harbour.
The waterfront in Sydney is the social epicentre of the harbour city. It is there that one can watch the cruise ships coming and going from the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion, take a photo with the `World`s Largest Fiddle and enjoy street entertainment during the summer season.
Activities most enjoyed in the community and surrounding areas include hiking, walking tours, sightseeing, biking, cycling, golfing, picnicking, boating, sailing, kayaking, rafting, surfing, wildlife watching and golfing.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations in the region includes the Waterfront Walkway, Stubbert's Point Battery, Baille Ard Nature Trail, Coxheath Hills and Trails, Wentworth Park and, nearby, Petersfield Provincial Park.
Some of the attractions, museums and cultural venues in Sydney, Nova Scotia and the surrounding regions includes the Cape Breton Miners’ Museum, St Patrick's Museum, Membertou Heritage Park, North Sydney Historical Museum, Merchant Marine Memorial Statue, Worlds Largest Fiddle, Cossit House Museum, Jost Heritage House and the 100+ artisan studios.
Services important in and around the community of Sydney include accommodations (hotel, motel, inn, vacation homes, resorts, bed and breakfast), campground, pubs, gift shops, restaurants, coffee houses, gas stations, grocery stores, liquor stores, cell service, internet and transportation services like taxi, bus, car rentals and cruise ships.