Area Attractions

Cape Breton Voted Travel + Leisure’s #1 Island in Continental U.S and Canada

In 2011, Travel + Leisure’s readers voted Cape Breton the #1 Island Destination in the Continental US and Canada, making it to #3 in the world. Proud to call Cape Breton, Nova Scotia home, the Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront is privileged to have a piece of the sweeping harbour waterfront to ourselves. Sydney and Cape Breton Island are a feast for the senses- outdoor adventure, stunning coastal scenery and unique geographical features along with a lively Canadian East Coast Culture and signature dining experiences.

So pack your bags and join us for your ocean getaway to scenic Cape Breton Island!

Must See

Take a trip to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Located on the northern tip of the island, hikers will be treated to breathtaking ocean and mountain views unique to the East Coast of Canada.

Must Do

Tour the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and step back into the 1700's. Tour the grounds, chat with the sailors and fisherman, sip rum and watch lace making as the kids play 300 year old colonial games.

Can’t Miss

Guests of the Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront can’t miss the world’s largest fiddle- quite literally. Located at Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion, you won’t be able to miss our quirky local giant.

Things to do in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia