Category: Sydney

The City of Sydney

The city of Sydney is often referred to as the unofficial capital of Cape Breton Island.  Much of the island’s population lives in and around the Cape Breton Regional Municipality which includes Sydney and much of the smaller towns and villages in Industrial Cape Breton.  It is also the place that most incoming visitors will experience first and it is worth the extra time to spend a day visiting the many attractions that are located in the city. There is a couple of museums in the downtown area of Sydney including St. Patrick’s Church and Cossit House in the North […]

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Fortress Louisbourg and The Miners’ Museum

No trip to Cape Breton Island will be complete without taking in two sites that are close to the city of Sydney. They are easily accessible from Sydney’s airport and harbour and are well worth the drive over from the island’s famed Cabot Trail. Just a 30 minute drive from Sydney, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada, is a reconstructed, fortified French colonial town that provides a day-long living historical experience. Louisbourg played a very important role in the evolution of French settlement in North America. It was the site of two sieges in wars between the English […]

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