The famous Sydney in Australia is definitely not the only Sydney worth visiting! Sydney, Nova Scotia is a gorgeous urban centre on Cape Breton Island with plenty of history and natural beauty to enjoy. The region's main airport is J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport (YQY). To find all the cheapest flights to Sydney, begin by entering your starting location and travel dates into Skyscanner's flight search tool. With YQY as your destination, Skyscanner will map out the best and cheapest flight routes for your trip to Sydney.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Sydney
The most popular time for tourists to visit Sydney is during the summer months, from June to August. Though thunderstorms can sometimes occur during this time period, the summer is generally the driest season in Sydney. The weather is also warm. Winters in the region are wet and stormy. Snow, rain, and ice storms are all possible from November to March, so prepare accordingly if you visit during this period.
Airlines that Fly to J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport
Sydney Airport is served by both of Canada's major airlines, Air Canada and WestJet. Both airlines fly to and from Halifax International Airport (YHZ). Air Canada also flies to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) year-round while WestJet flies there only seasonally, between June and September. Both YHZ and YYZ are major Canadian airports and are great spots for a layover if you're flying to Sydney from another city.
Arriving at J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport
Sydney Airport is made up of one small passenger terminal. The airport is located about 14 km from the city, or about 20 minutes by car. City Wide Taxi is the carrier serving the airport. You can call to make transportation arrangements in advance or call for a taxi once you are at arrivals. Public transportation links and shuttle services are currently unavailable at Sydney Airport. However, Avis, Budget, and National all have car rental service counters at YQY. Book your Sydney car rental in advance through Skyscanner to ensure availability for your trip.
J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Facilities
There are plenty of amenities and services available at Sydney Airport to ensure your trip is comfortable and pleasant. Free wireless internet is available in the terminal for checking emails after your flight or to keep you busy while you wait to board. If you are travelling on business, there are also public use computers available in the main hall. The airport also has a large boardroom which can be rented for meetings. Need a snack? There is a full-service restaurant in the terminal for passenger use.
What to See and Do in Sydney
With its gorgeous waterfront location, many of your days in Sydney will be spent walking along the beautiful boardwalk. You can watch the ships go by while you admire the beauty of the water. Musicians and artists line the boardwalk most days for tourists to enjoy. Be sure to also take a photograph with the giant ceilidh fiddle, the largest fiddle statue in the world, located at the waterfront.
Another popular spot in Sydney to visit is the Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science. The museum features exhibits concentrated on the history of the region. The museum is small and the staff are friendly. At the museum, there is also a souvenir store where you can purchase local handmade crafts.