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Sydney Waterfront District

Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1E1, Canada
+1 902-562-3399
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Relaxing

We spent only one night in Sydney and stayed in Cambridge inn in front of waterfront. Beautiful and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Anilasiddiqyi
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Walk on warm day

Hi. The Sydney waterfront is a great place for a walk. The water is next to you on your walk & the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
caperleaf
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Sydney, Canada
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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.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1E1, Canada
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+1 902-562-3399
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent only one night in Sydney and stayed in Cambridge inn in front of waterfront. Beautiful and relaxing walk. My family enjoyed. Although most of the shops closed by 6:00 pm. Still walking on it makes you feel relax.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi. The Sydney waterfront is a great place for a walk. The water is next to you on your walk & the breeze is wonderful. The area is friendly with people of all ages enjoying themselves.

Thank caperleaf
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

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

2  Thank Courtney D
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Reviewed 13 May 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 9 April 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 4 April 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 21 December 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 10 November 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 8 November 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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ysheley
20 July 2018|
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Response from RobbieLincoln | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know for sure, we went in May and it was chilly, but I can tell you it is a small port and there is not that much to see in town. The history is interesting but you’ll be done in 2 hours. If the ship offers a tour... More
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BarbR390
4 April 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
3 September 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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