Sydney Area


Sydney is a city on Cape Breton Island's east coast, founded in 1785 by the British. Sydney's tourism draw is increasingly linked to its cultural asset as being the urban heart of Cape Breton Island. Its population is a diverse mixture of nationalities which contributes to various Scottish, Acadian, African Canadian and eastern European cultural events being held throughout the year. ...
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Sydney Blog Posts from the Web

7 Fun Things to do in Louisbourg
By Denise - Sep-25-2014 -
    There is so much to see and enjoy in Louisbourg plan on staying for 2-3 days if possible. Some of these suggestions are seasonal. Please check the website links for details of hours and specifics. Fortress of Louisbourg Of course... Read More
A Beautiful Day at Ski Ben Eoin
By jmacarthur - Mar-25-2013 -
Winter reared its ugly head twice last week with early Spring storms that brought 40+ centimetres of snow to Cape Breton. While most of us complained about this, the latest blow from Mother Nature, ski enthusiasts rejoiced... and rushed to the... Read More
Glace Bay: A Trip Down Memory Lane
By Denise - Nov-5-2014 -
  I was born in Glace Bay and lived there for my first year. My memories include many years of visiting at my grandmother’s house with lots of music, playing in the big kitchen, great food, picking cranberries and blueberries on the hill... Read More
Midgard Meadery - Scotch Lake
By The Local Traveler - Jan-30-2014 -
I only recently discovered Midgard Meadery, so I haven't yet had the chance to visit. If their website and 'Origin Story' are any indication, it's my kind of place! 'Mead, Meade, Mede, Medo, Meodu... By any of these names, the ancient drink of ... Read More
Sydney Cape Breton
By Denise - Oct-13-2014 -
Sydney: Then and Now. Article in The Cape Breton Star. By Denise Davies. Oct 2014 Living in Sydney in the 50s and 60s the steel plant was right in view of our front yard. We could see the billowing clouds of yellow smoke, hear the sound of the... Read More
Winter at Fortress Louisbourg
By rfaulkner - Feb-23-2011 -
Shortly after Christmas, it was announced that there would be a geocaching event at Historic Fortress of Louisbourg - in February. I could not pass up at the opportunity of not only visiting the Fortress for the first time, but explore many... Read More