Port of Sydney NS

Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals

Sydney Nova Scotia Cruise Port

Sydney Nova Scotia is situated on beautiful Cape Breton Island.  Its cruise terminal is called the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion.

The Sydney cruise terminal is conveniently located in the heart of Sydney NS.

Please note that the terminal can handle only one large ship.  Additional ships must anchor in the harbor and passengers are tendered to port.

Public Transportation

Port Shuttle

Due to the location of the port, a shuttle is not required.

Bus Service

Public transit information is available at www.cbrm.ns.ca.

Sydney Cruise Terminal, Nova Scotia
Sydney Cruise Terminal, Nova Scotia

Visitor Information

Sydney Nova Scotia

Sydney has as small historic district that surrounds an esplanade.  It was founded by United Empire Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution.

Points of interest in Sydney include:

  • St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
  • Cossit House (1787)
  • Jost House
  • Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science

Fortress of Louisbourg

This is the oldest fortress in North America.

Map of Sydney NS Cruise Port

View map of Sydney Nova Scotia Cruise Port.

Local Currency

The Canadian dollar is used in Nova Scotia and throughout Canada.  US currency is accepted by some retailers and restaurants.

Weather in Sydney Nova Scotia

Average monthly temperatures (celcius) and precipitation amounts received in Sydney are as follows:

Month Minimum Maximum Precipitation
May 3 13 103
June 8 19 97
July 13 23 87
Aug 13 23 100
Sept 9 19 119
Oct 4 13 143

Free Wifi Service

Free Wifi is available at many local cafes and restaurants.

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