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Sydney, NS

For many years Cape Breton Island has been a desired destination by people from around the world for work, leisure and education. Sydney, NS, is located on the most eastern part of the island, with a population of about 75 000.
This safe community offers the amenities of a big city yet the welcoming and comforting hosiptality of a small town. As part of Canada's stunning east coast, Cape Breton Island is known its rolling mountains, picturesque seascapes and its deeply rooted culture. Students who study at Cape Breton University have the opportunity to study in a city environment yet are just minutes away from their next outdoor activity. Sydney experiences, warm summers, vibrant falls, relatively mild winters and blooming springs making leisure activites such as skiing, snowboarding, swimming, sufing, hiking and kayaking readily available. Sydney has proven to be an inviting place for students to study and gives students from other countries an opportunity to truly experience Canadian culture.
In 2008, Cape Breton Island was ranked among the Top 10 Islands in the World by Travel Leisure Magazine, as well as being previously ranked the #2 Sustainable Tourism Destination by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Home to the world renowned Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island’s breathtaking scenery will leave an imprint on your heart.