North Sydney Tourism

Visit North Sydney - Best of North Sydney

North Sydney (Scottish Gaelic: Am Bàr) is a former town and current community in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Located on the north side of Sydney Harbour, along the eastern coast of Cape Breton Island, North Sydney is an important port in Atlantic Canada, serving as the western terminus of the Marine Atlantic ferry service. It acts as the marine link for the Trans-Canada Highway to Newfoundland and is often termed "The Gateway To Newfoundland" for that reason. Marine Atlantic ferries currently operate from North Sydney's terminal to the ports of Channel-Port aux Basques and Argentia. The Crown Corporation is one of the largest employers in the area.


This warm abode of North Sydney is a delightful place to visit in Canada. The nearest major city to North Sydney is Ingonish Beach. Ingonish Beach is bestowed with interesting set of attractions for every type of traveller. Popular vacation packages of North Sydney are of 1-2 days.

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Travel to North Sydney

- Know before you go to North Sydney

Facts and Stats for North Sydney*

  • Pollution Statistics in North Sydney

    Know the pollution level of North Sydney before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • North Sydney: Crime and Safety

    How safe is North Sydney for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in North Sydney.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in North Sydney - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 68.1 (High)
    • Pollution Index 10.34 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 100 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.35 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in North Sydney

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in North Sydney

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.81 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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