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5 Things to do in Downtown Sydney

Story by: Team Destination Cape Breton

The unofficial capital of Cape Breton, Sydney is filled with plenty of fun and adventurous activities for everyone. With the world’s largest fiddle as a crown jewel, you’ll be surprised by what you find here. Why not check out these experiences and decide for yourself?

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1. Visit the Big Fiddle

No trip to Cape Breton Island is complete without visiting the world’s largest fiddle! The fiddle is found at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavillion and is home to a number of shops, food trucks and treats. Be sure to check out Flavor on the Water, a restaurant with an amazing view of the Sydney waterfront and fiddle.

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2. The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

The stunning Gallery Shop contains the work of over 90 Cape Breton artisans. Hundreds of unusual and one-of-a-kind items are on display and available for purchase. The Centre also hosts exhibitions and a variety of craft workshops throughout the year.

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3. Live Music

The pulse of Downtown Sydney can be heard through the numerous venues and events with live music. With so many indoor and outdoor venues featuring live music throughout the whole year, you’ll never be bored on a Friday night!

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4. Shop Local

With so many boutiques, shops and storefronts you can do all of your shopping directly in Downtown Sydney. Are you looking for the perfect item for the hard to buy for person in your life, odds are you’ll find what you’re looking for here!

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Team Destination Cape Breton

Our team at Destination Cape Breton is always exploring our beautiful Island. We love discovering our hidden gems, working with partners, and putting our Island on the pedestal it deserves!