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The Port of Sydney is the ocean gateway to scenic CAPE BRETON ISLANDSydney is a preferred destination for many prominent cruise lines. Visitors are eager to discover our unique and treasured island. With its gracious and proud people, rich Gaelic heritage, and sweeping landscapes, a visit to the Port of Sydney on Cape Breton Island creates a spiritual awakening that is sure to captivate you and keep you longing to return.

To truly experience all that the island has to discover, take a shore excursion to the world-famous Cabot Trail, stroll through the year 1744 at the Fortress of Louisbourg, sail on the placid water of the Bras d’Or Lakes, visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum or taking in a traditional Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion (cruise passenger tour). The Port of Sydney presents an opportunity for rewarding and diverse experiences.

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 located at the cruise pavilion.

The Port of Sydney Development Corporation has a mandate to manage and develop the largest port development opportunity in eastern North America: the Port of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Our Mission

Our Mission

To support, promote and develop the harbour and related infrastructure with a view of growing the economy of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. In its advocacy role, the Port of Sydney Development Corporation will strive to create the ‘conditions for success’ with the aim of optimizing the Port’s economic development prospects.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to be a leading Atlantic Gateway multimodal hub, operating as a vibrant partner in the global supply chain and committed to the economic development and growth of the Port

Cèad Mìle Fàilte
(a hundred thousand welcomes)

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