Sydney Nova Scotia attractions

Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion / Attractions

Open all cruise ship days, please see cruise schedule for hours of operation.

Visitor Information Center

New this year at the Pavilion is the Visitor Information Centre. Catering to the local community, cruise ship passengers and visitors at large, the Visitor Information Centre is packed with ideas on things to do, places to see, adventures to be had and memories to be made.

Visit the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion Visitor Information Centre and you’ll soon discover why we say “Cape Breton Island… Your Heart Will Never Leave”.

Hours of Operation:

July & August, 9 – 6 daily

September to November 1st, 9 -5 daily

(Located in the Pavilion, just behind the Lighthouse)


Hours of Operation:
July- August Sunday-Thursday 12:oopm-6:00pm
All cruise ship days

Apple on the Wharf Antiques & Uniques
Chock-a Block with Treasures-Ship Worldwide
Estate, Vintage, and Artisan Jewelry
China, Primitives, Coins, Collectibles, Ephemera

Cape Breton Curiosity Shop
T Shirts, mugs, and various Cape Breton themed souvenirs.

Inuit Art Gallery
Featuring the art of the Canadian North
Marble Carvings and Paintings of Inuit Life

Smart Shop Place Harbourside
Cape Breton T-shirts and hats, our world renowned and unique Cape Breton Music cds, spoons, magnets as well as Atlantic Canada Maple cutting boards and gift cards.

Two Macs Gallery
We are a gallery dedicated to local artisans and handcrafts.
Come see our selection of jewellery, pottery, pewter and more.

Hattie’s Heirlooms
Presents a Peek into the Past
Unique Santa’s designed by local artists from vintage fabrics
Will ship anywhere in North America

Metal Glass Media Gallery
Featuring land & seascapes in one of a kind fusion glass
Creates unique perspective with both texture and color for a signature look

Twisted & Tied Dockside Gallery
Unique hand wire wrapped pendants made with beach glass, petrified wood, shells, gemstones and more

The Kilted Moose Trading Company
A locally owned and operated ice cream parlor (and retail outlet)
Products Include:
Scotsburn Dairy
Farmers Dairy
Cape Breton Fudge Co.
Highland Gold Maple Syrup

It's Interesting

  • Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, (IATA: YQY, ICAO: CYQY), is located within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, 5 NM (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) east northeast of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, in the community of Reserve Mines.
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