Located on Cape Breton Island, Sydney is the Island’s historic capital and largest urban centre. With a long history in the steel and coal mining industries, Sydney has grown to become a hotbed of culture, informed by the traditions of the area’s aboriginal people and the many immigrants who settled the city.
At the heart of Sydney’s port sits the world’s largest fiddle, which is an apt symbol for an island that loves to sing, dance and celebrate. Visitors will find no end of cultural attractions to explore, with the area being rich in Aboriginal, Acadian, Celtic and Gaelic heritage and traditions. Along with a host of music festivals, theatre, museums, parks and historic sites, Sydney also boasts many shops, restaurants, hotels and inns. And the town’s central location makes it the perfect home base to set out on day trips exploring what many believe to be one of the world’s most beautiful islands.
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