North Sydney is located on the north side of the Sydney harbour. Originally, North Sydney was Canada's fourth largest port. The Western Union cable office was built in 1875, followed by a new railroad in 1891. At this time, North Sydney was larger in population than its founding city, Sydney. North Sydney would later become the terminal point for ferries both coming and going to and from Newfoundland. 1898 marked the first time the SS Bruce sailed to Newfoundland from Port Aux Basques.

North Sydney was a buffer zone for Canadian and American information during the World Wars, relaying coded messages overseas to allied soldiers from Ottawa and Washington. As a result of this, North Sydney civilians were the very first to know that WWI was won, after receiving a top-secret code on November 10, 1918 before anyone else.

North Sydney is home to many historical monuments and museums, including the Chapel Point, the Miner's Memorial Monument, various historical houses, the Prince of Wales Monument and a plethora of historical artefacts. Enjoy yachting, golfing, nightly entertainment, marine day cruises, and Gallop's Funland, which includes waterslides, batting cages, a driving rage and other activities. Don't forget the scenic drives of the Bras d'Or Lake shoreline and Shore Drive Rt.305.

North Sydney accommodations include bed and breakfasts, inns, motels and campgrounds.

Our North Sydney motel is 3 km from the Marine Atlantic ferry terminal and features a restaurant, outdoor heated pool and free Wi-Fi in every room. The motel also offers a picnic area with barbecue facilities. The rooms provide cable TV and a wake up service. Some rooms include a microwave and fridge.

Distances to…
Airport: 23.8km
Ferry - NFLD: 2.9km
Downtown Sydney: 23.2km

We are conveniently located for travelers going to and from Newfoundland; out hotel overlooks the Marine Atlantic Ferry Terminal. Our location is also central to most Cape Breton touring icons, such as the world famous Cabot Trail, the Fortress of Louisbourg, Miners Museum, Marconi National Historical Site and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.

Distances to…
Airport: 37.2km
Ferry - NFLD: 0.5km
Downtown Sydney: 24.7km

At the Harbourfront Inn
123 Pierce St
Chamber's Guest House Bed and Breakfast
64 King Street
Chambers' Guest House B&B
64 King St
Dove House Bed & Breakfast
108 Queen St
Heritage Home Bed & Breakfast
110 Queen St
Highland Motel
530 Seaview Dr
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