Travel to Portland

Sydney is the urban heart of Cape Breton Island and the ocean gateway to the island's many attractions. Symposium delegates will be staying at hotels located on Sydney's beautiful waterfront where they are steps away from shops, restaurants and the main conference venue.

Sydney is the perfect starting point to explore the island. Excursions could include driving around the world famous Cabot Trail, taking a stroll through the year 1744 at the Fortress of Louisbourg, going underground into a real coal mine at the Miners Museum or taking in a traditional ceilidh at a local pub.

Sydney is also home to the FIDHEAL MHOR A’ CEILIDH, also known as the World’s Largest Fiddle. Get your picture taken next to this giant icon at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavillion.

  • FLY HERE -  Airline service to Sydney in early June is six daily flights.
  • Air Canada has four daily flights between Halifax and Sydney  (duration 50 min) and one daily flight from Toronto to Sydney departing at 11:45am  (duration 2h30).
  • WestJet has two daily flights between Halifax and Sydney. Evening departure times.


Port of Sydney

60 Esplanade
Suite 102 Port Place
Sydney NS, B1P 1A1

Phone: (902) 564-0800

Printed on : Monday, November 18, 2019