The 10 Best Things to Do in North Sydney, Canada

January 26, 2018 Alida England

Discover the best top things to do in North Sydney, Canada including Marine Atlantic Ferry, Sydney Mines Heritage Museum and Fossil Centre, The Big Fiddle, Sydney Range Lighthouses, North Sydney Historical Society, Petersfield Provincial Park, Immaculate Conception Church, Point Aconi Lighthouse, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph Parish.
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1. Marine Atlantic Ferry

Highway 105, North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada +1 800-341-7981
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4 based on 150 reviews

Marine Atlantic Ferry

Reviewed By gold-vintner - Indianapolis, Indiana

We took the ferry from North Sydney to Argentia, Newfoundland. This is an overnight trip so we did get a stateroom...they are pricey, but probably worth it considering you will be doing some driving once you reach Newfoundland.
They have a "sit down" restaurant as well as a buffet. We did the buffet which as good and contained a very large selection of food. The price was $52.00 for the 2 of us, including tax.
They are well-organized getting the ship loaded as well as unloaded.
Our return trip from Port aux Basques, Newfoundland to North Sydney was equally good, but only about 7 hours in the daylight.

2. Sydney Mines Heritage Museum and Fossil Centre

159 Legatto St, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia B1V 2S6, Canada +1 902-544-0992
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5 based on 31 reviews

Sydney Mines Heritage Museum and Fossil Centre

Reviewed By KidLove - Pennington, New Jersey

Didn't expect to learn so much and be able to see and touch old fossils here. The kids had a a blast and were also able to take a old fossil home with them Both the caboose and train station are part of this museum and there is also a lot of local history to learn about too!

3. The Big Fiddle

74 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A1, Canada
Excellent
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4 based on 400 reviews

The Big Fiddle

Reviewed By thesteevesgroup - Apopka, Florida

It's a BIG Fiddle for sure. It was in the Port where our Holland America cruise ship docked and right outside our window. So large it hardly would fit in the frame of my camera when standing on the ground so this pic is from the ship. Pretty cool but not something I would go out of my way to see because it is only accessible from the dock.

4. Sydney Range Lighthouses

Point Edward Highway 239, Edwardsville, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 based on 1 reviews

Sydney Range Lighthouses

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

We drove for a while to find this lighthouse. When there was construction, we asked the flag man about this lighthouse. He gave us directions and held the traffic, so we could turn back to find this lighthouse.
Finally, we found some white and red behind lots of trees. We found it and it was beautiful! It is painted in white and the top is painted in red. It is quite high, but not higher than the trees! We entered a driveway to see it better. It was worthwhile!

5. North Sydney Historical Society

309 Commercial St, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1B9, Canada +1 902-794-2524
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4 based on 12 reviews

North Sydney Historical Society

Reviewed By hagnel - Hamilton, Canada

For anyone who wants an insight into life in this town and the people who forged this towns character and culture drop in to this small museum and you will leave with a far better understanding of this area, its people, and the sacrifices they made to make this town what it is today Admission is free but do donate in the free will box. Many families immigrated to these shores to seek work. Dutch, Irish, British, French, and so many others . Coming from a coal mining family I was interested in the exhibits that gave information on the plight of these miners. The museum is home to a centennial library and has many photographs of local people, army history, and the war years they even have a fire engine.

6. Petersfield Provincial Park

1126 Westmount Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1R 1C6, Canada
Excellent
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Petersfield Provincial Park

Reviewed By rogerl251 - Fredericton, Canada

During our recent visit to Sydney we visited Petersfield Provincial Park and really enjoyed it. The park's history is interesting and the park itself is well cared for. If you are looking to get some fresh air or peace and quiet, give the park a try.

7. Immaculate Conception Church

49 Convent St, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia B1V 1K2, Canada +1 902-736-9242
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5 based on 1 reviews

Immaculate Conception Church

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

This church was huge! It had one steeple and lots of stained-glass windows. Attractive! It had lots of wooden benches and an attractive altar with a small round stained-glass. This church had character. Worthwhile to see!

8. Point Aconi Lighthouse

Point Aconi Road, Little Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia B1Y 1Z9, Canada
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Point Aconi Lighthouse

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

We drove quite a while to see the Point Aconi Lighthouse. When we arrived, there was no lighthouse any longer. It had been modernized with a new kind of lighthouse, that warned boats from a distance.
I found out that the Point Aconi Lighthouse had been destroyed by fire. They didn’t find the culprits yet.
We were a bit discouraged. It’s when we looked our surroundings, that we found that the old lighthouse was on solid rock and a quite attractive rock. In front of it was an island with a mountain at the middle. It was truly beautiful!
I enjoyed the views and it is quite worthwhile to see it!

9. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

643 Main St, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia B1V 2L1, Canada +1 902-736-8884
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5 based on 1 reviews

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

This blue church on the corner is quite historic. It's here that many Scotts came to church. The miners also came to that same church.
It's quite attractive and it can hold quite a lot of people and it is historic as well!
It was a pleasure to find this church where miners and Scots attended. Wow!

10. St. Joseph Parish

169 Church Rd, Little Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia B1Y 2Z9, Canada +1 902-736-9633
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5 based on 1 reviews

St. Joseph Parish

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

This is an attractive church. It stands high on a hill and it is humongous! It has two towers and between the two towers are the crucifix. They have three entrance doors. This means that lots of people come here on Sundays.
They have a motto: One Family of Faith
They had lots of flowers nearby the church. They were proud of their church.
One guy stopped nearby us. He was from Ontario. He told us that this was his church when he lived here and truly it is a beautiful church. Wow!
Wortwhile to see!

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