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Big Fiddle Market

Open all cruise ship days, please see cruise schedule for hours of operation.

The Big Fiddle Market is located inside the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion.

Inside the market  you will find over 50 local crafters & artisans.  The market offers a wide range of products including jewelry, knitting, sewing, photography, and so much more!

When in port, browse the market to discover the unique products and meet vendors who happily share their stories and explain their products.


Visitor Information Center

New this year at the Pavilion is the Visitor Information Centre. Catering to the local community, cruise ship passengers and visitors at large, the Visitor Information Centre is packed with ideas on things to do, places to see, adventures to be had and memories to be made.

Visit the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion Visitor Information Centre and you’ll soon discover why we say “Cape Breton Island… Your Heart Will Never Leave”.

Hours of Operation:

July & August, 9 – 6 daily

September to November 1st, 9 -5 daily

(Located in the Pavilion, just behind the Lighthouse)



Hours of Operation:
July- August Sunday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
All cruise ship days

Apple on the Wharf Antiques & Uniques
Chock-a Block with Treasures-Ship Worldwide
Estate, Vintage, and Artisan Jewelry
China, Primitives, Coins, Collectibles, Ephemera

Cape Breton Curiosity Shop
T Shirts, mugs, and various Cape Breton themed souvenirs.

Cape Breton T-Shirt Company
The largestest selection of Cape Breton Souvenir T-shirts, Sweatshirts and Hats,  Mugs, Shot Glasses, Christmas Ornaments and our world renowned and unique Cape Breton Music cds, plus postcarsds, magnets.

 Two Macs Gallery
We are a gallery dedicated to local artisans and handcrafts.
Come see our selection of jewellery, pottery, pewter and more.

Hattie’s Heirlooms
Presents a Peek into the Past
Unique Santa’s designed by local artists from vintage fabrics
Will ship anywhere in North America

Metal Glass Media Gallery
Featuring land & seascapes in one of a kind fusion glass
Creates unique perspective with both texture and color for a signature look

Twisted & Tied Dockside Gallery
Great selection of one of a kind hand wire wrapped jewelry
Also a beautiful selection of gifts created by local and maritime crafters

Sydney Gifts 
Unique jewelry, scarves, and fashion accessories made with love by mother and daughter
Hand blended roll on perfumes, soy wax candles

The Kilted Moose Trading Company
A locally owned and operated ice cream parlor (and retail outlet)
Products Include:
Scotsburn & Farmers Dairy
the BEST popcorn in Cape Breton
Fudge by Cape Breton Fudge Co.
Highland Gold Maple Syrup
Galloping Cows Fine Foods
Rita’s Tearoom Oatcakes
Premium Chips, Bottled water, soft drinks and CANDY as well.

Chill Zone Cool Treats

The Chill Zone is a locally owned business that provides the Sydney Waterfront District with their favorite cools treats. With a dozen hard ice cream flavours, chocolate and vanilla soft serve, real fruit frozen yogurt and an assortment of fun frozen treats, the Chill Zone has the perfect solution for a hot summer’s day. The Chill Zone is located on the boardwalk in Kiosk # 2 next to the Holiday Inn.

The Lord Fin and Feather

Glad Tidings Christmas Shop

Harbour Treasure Hut

Atomic Records

Baked with Love

Hippy Hemp Snackbar

Harbour Gifts

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