Sydney is the main port and largest community on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia. It also serves as the hub of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (population approx. 100,000), which includes nearby communities such as North Sydney and Glace Bay. Although not a major tourist destination in itself, Sydney makes for a convenient base to explore south-eastern Cape Breton and has a full range of shops and services not found elsewhere on Cape Breton Island. The Sydney area has a rich coal mining and industrial history, the remnants of which can be found throughout the region.
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Across Cape Breton Island, there awaits a mix of styles and sounds - from traditional Acadian music in Cheticamp and Isle Madame to toe-tapping fiddle tunes during the annual Celtic Colors festival or a joyous rock and roll pulse vibrating within the Fortress of Louisbourg.
Top shopping malls in Sydeny - NS, Canada
Mayflower Mall - Mayflower Mall 800 Grand Lake Road Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6S9
Sydney Shopping Centre - One of the best shopping malls in Sydney - NS.
Smart Shop Place - Home for great brands.
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Cape Breton Shopping Plaza Ltd - One of the best shopping malls.
Top Attractions in Sydney (YQY), Canada
Although Sydney is the center of Cape Breton, it lacks major tourist sites itself. A few things to see are:
The world's largest fiddle is located on the waterfront by the Joan Harriss Cruise Ship Pavilion.
Two private homes dating to the earliest settlement of the city, Jost House and Cossitt House, remain in the downtown area of Sydney.
The recently revived Wentworth Park, a 5 minute walk south from the downtown core, is worth a visit.
Top Restaurants in Sydney (YQY), Canada
Sydney has many well established restaurants, most with menus full of classic seafood favorites.
All-Star Grille, inside the Sydney casino. This restaurant features a large menu consisting of a good mixture of diner classics and newer 'fusion-fare'. It should be noted that since it is located inside the casino, it is off-limits to those under 19.
Mescalero's Steak House. Located 5 minutes from downtown is Sydney’s newest restaurant. Executive Chefs Todd MacIntyre and Mike Fitzgerald are proud to offer an extensive menu with something for every taste, including hand-selected cuts of Canadian Certified AAA Angus beef cooked over an open flame grill.
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