Sydney (Nova Scotia)
During the summer the airport is served by Air Saint-Pierre (with flights from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon) and Sunwing Airlines (with flights from Toronto). Prince Edward Air also provides charter flights.
Driving to Sydney can be done by crossing the Canso Causeway which links the island to the Nova Scotia mainland at Canso. From there you have two options: the slightly longer but straighter Highways 105 and 125 or the shorter but twistier Route 4.
North Sydney is the site of the Marine Atlantic terminal which serves as the main connection to Newfoundland. From the ferry terminal it is about a 20 minute drive on Highway 125 to Sydney.
Most sights within the downtown are within walking distance, however most major tourist sights are well outside of the city and require a car or pre-arranged tour bus.
Although Sydney is the center of Cape Breton, it lacks major tourist sites itself. A couple of things to see are:
The Sydney marine terminal as well as Charlotte Steet have an abundance of arts and crafts stores selling traditional Cape Breton souvenirs.
Sydney has many well established restaurants, most with menu's full of classic seafood favorites.
Sydney is home to a handful of places to rest your head ranging from small motels to larger hotels.
For travelers seeking something with a little more character try one of the many bed and breakfasts in the area a selection of which can be found here
Fortress of Louisbourg, 259 Park Service Rd, Louisbourg, +1 902 733-2280, . This is a reconstruction of the 18th century fortified French town whose presence plagued the British colonies of New England. Its busy harbor was once one of France's most signifiant economic and military assets in North America. If you enjoy the colonial restoration at Williamsburg in the United States, don't miss Louisbourg. 1 May-30 Jun, 9:30AM-5PM. 1 Jul-31 Aug, 9AM-5PM. 1 Sep-15 Oct, 9:30AM-5PM. Closed 1 Nov-3 Apr.
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada, Chebucto Street (Route 205), Baddeck, . Open 9AM-6PM (Jun 1-30), 8:30AM-6PM (1 Jul-15 Oct). Entrance $6.50.
And no visit to Cape Breton is complete without a trip around the famous Cabot Trail, which regularly places high on lists of 'Best Drives in the World'