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Sydney Waterfront District

Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1E1, Canada
+1 902-562-3399
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A great place to walk around and interact with the locals

Sydney has a very nice boardwalk that runs along the harbor for about a mile if you walk the entire... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat D
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Chapel Hill
Always Something to Do

Over the last few years, the Sydney Waterfront District has transformed into a busy, vibrant area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Courtney D
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Want to experience Sydney? Visit our Sydney Waterfront District - a safe, clean, inviting, and walkable district with a business-friendly area for residents and visitors to experience our unique and vibrant small town atmosphere. Home to many retailers and a beautiful waterfront with a newly revamped boardwalk. This prime location features: Shopping - Timeless Moments Bridal Salon, Rieker Shoes by Shoe Tree, Spinner’s Men’s Wear Dining - Governor’s Pub & Eatery, Flavor Downtown, El Jefe Mexican Restaurant, Downtown Nutrition Entertainment - Highland Arts Theatre, Centre for Craft and Design And many, many more! With so much to experience, Sydney Waterfront District is proud to be the core of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice walk” (5 reviews)
“cruise ship” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1E1, Canada
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+1 902-562-3399
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sydney has a very nice boardwalk that runs along the harbor for about a mile if you walk the entire way. They have a variety of small shops and food places along the boardwalk and it seems like everyone comes for the ice cream. It...More

Thank Pat D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the last few years, the Sydney Waterfront District has transformed into a busy, vibrant area where there is something for everybody to do

1  Thank Courtney D
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This would be better during fall leaves but there is not much to see. The museums were tiny though affordable ($2-$3pp). You can walk it in about an hour or two. The Anglican church has some history. This time of year, it is chilly in...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Interesting to walk around, look at the sights and see what ships are docked in the harbour. Beautiful boardwalk running along the water edge right down to our hotel. Craft shows, music etc. make for a fun day.

2  Thank huronhawk
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful day in Sydney. We went on a walking historic tour and then the ladies at The Jost House Museum made us morning tea of lovely oatcakes. On this Sunday they were having a Vintage car display as well as markets and live...More

Thank Judy W
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

nice walk. not noisy. enjoyable on a nice day. if you lucky you will see sailing at the yacht club across the harbor. the fish are often not far from the service of a non polluted water and you can see the water break with...More

1  Thank Lorne M
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

I went to several events in Sydney that were put on by the Waterfront Development bunch. The tall ships were excellent. The concerts and food truck ralley were great entertainment with excellent food. I'll be back next year for sure

1  Thank tarpondboy
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Lovely boardwalk . We watched the Disney Cruise ship depart from the harbor . Many of the shops were closed as it is late in the season . There was still good shopping on Charlotte St . until 5pm .

1  Thank Cynthia M
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Our ship docked right at the waterfront and we all enjoyed walking in the gardens which are spotted with monuments and statues. There is an east walk down the coast and some of our party walked several miles on beautiful trails. Our only negative was...More

2  Thank amarilloannie
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Lovely walk on a beautiful day while visiting off cruise ship, nice walk down the long boardwalk, and shops

1  Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
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BarbR390
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Robby G C | Reviewed this property |
The harbour in Sydney is quite wide. There are boats that can bring you to the waterfront district. It is worthwhile. I hope this helps.
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emily2grooms
September 3, 2017|
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Response from Donna A | Reviewed this property |
I have never heard of that bus but if you call Transit Cape Breton at 902-539-8124, they will help you. Hope this helps.
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David S
June 18, 2017|
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Response from BillG007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Quite a bit has changed over the years and the artisans are of finer quality. Try to find some music somewhere if possible and don't forget to try Flavor On The Water inside the cruise ship terminal for some most... More
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