Explore Cape Breton

J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport - Your Cape Breton Island Gateway!

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The Cabot Trail

The Cabot Trail is considered one of the world's most scenic destinations, with stunning ocean vistas, old-growth forests, rock scarred by glaciers, the mysterious highlands. Read More

The Fortress of Louisbourg

The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park French soldiers march down dirt streets and ladies dance in formal parlours. Cannon fire shakes the ground as harpsichord tunes mingle with baking bread aromas drifting from the stone bakery – step through Louisbourg’s fortress walls and time-warp back to the 1700s. Chat with fishermen, sailors and servants. Sip rum and watch lace-making as children play 300-year-old games and stew simmers on an open-hearth fire. It’s so real, it seems surreal.

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

You’ll find the site on the shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes overlooking Baddeck Bay and Kidston Island. The stunning grounds are open and inviting, making it a popular spot to picnic and fly kites. Look southwest and you’ll spot Baddeck harbour front, boardwalk and wharf. From the site’s roof-top deck, you can see the headlands of Beinn Bhreagh, Bell’s beloved summer home where many scientific inventions and explorations took flight.

Expect to feel instantly at home with the landscape, as Bell did when he arrived in 1885 and established his summer refuge. So compelled was Bell by Cape Breton’s beauty he believed the area outrivaled any other place in his global travels. Read More

Two Rivers Wildlife Park

Cape Breton University

The Savoy Theatre - To enter the Savoy Theatre is to step back In time. It was built by MacSween Contractors for its owner, John Connor, in the nineteen-twenties, to the specifications of the famed Victorian show houses. In keeping with the times, live performances of every description including boxing matches, were staged here in the early days. In its first fifty years, the Savoy provided the setting for a host of local performers and theatrical productions, and for thousands of visiting stars.  Read More 

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Hampton Inn, Membertou, Sydney - 15 minute drive from the Airport - 902-564-6555

Cambridge Suites, Esplanade, Sydney (Waterfront) - 20 minute drive from the Airport - 902-562-6500

Holiday Inn, Sydney - Waterfront - Esplanade - 20 minute drive from the Airport - 1-877-660-8550 

Comfort Inn, 368 Kings Road, Sydney - 20 minute drive from the Airport 902-562-0200

TripAdvisorTripAdvisor - Hotels in Sydney near the JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport, Cape Breton Island


  • Taxi Service- City Wide Taxi 902-564-5431 or 902-564-5432
  • GW Taxi & Delivery Service
    Running tours to the Cabot Trail & the Fortress of Louisbourg. For further inquiries contact them at 902-295-0085 or visit their website. http://www.gwtaxi.ca/en/
  • Car Rentals


    AVIS 902-563-2847
    Budget 902-564-2615
    National Car Rentals 902-539-1303

Shuttle Service- Sydney/ Glace Bay/ North Sydney/ Cape Breton to Halifax

  • MacLeod's Shuttle Service 902-539-2700
  • Scotia Shuttle 1-800-898-5883
  • Starline Shuttle 902-849-4490
  • Brennan's Shuttle Service 902-737-1265 or 1-877-847-7267
  • Island Shuttle 902-842-0441
  • Cape Shuttle Service 902-539-8585
  • East Coast Shuttle 902-794-1512
  • Ez Go Shuttle Service 902-794-7261 or 1-800-499-3940
  • Atlantic B&N Shuttle 902-562-9893 or 1-800-330-4223


Country Walkers

"Explore the windswept headlands and beachside paths of Cape Breton, following the Cabot Trail on a complete circuit of the island. Stay in comfortable, authentic accommodations, including timber-frame lodges and clapboard inns, on a self-guided walking tour that lets you enjoy the region's natural beauty at your own pace.”

Visit Country Walkers for more information.


Restaurants and Clubs/Bars

Chef Todd and wife CarolynChef Todd’s Catering & Deli:

Award Winning Cuisine in Sydney, NS - Located in the main terminal at the Sydney Airport.

Locally owned and operated Chef Todd’s Catering & Deli offers freshly prepared foods delivered to your location or available for pickup in Sydney, Nova Scotia and the surrounding areas.

Stop and Shop

Shipping Lobsters

Lobsters: To arrange purchase of lobsters for shipping on airlines please contact:

  • Pittman's Lobsters 902-849-1815
  • Ballast Ground Fisheries Ltd. 902-794-4083
  • Bonnar's Meats 902-794-3963

Advertising opportunities avaialbe on our Electronic Bulletin Board in the main terminal, on our website and on facebook.Phone 902-564-7722 for details

Healthy Lifestyle

Quite Smoking Community  - Raises awareness of the consequences of smoking.

American Cancer Society - Promotes health through education and awareness