With strong Celtic roots and breathtaking scenery, Cape Breton is a region that is truly distinct from the rest of the province of Nova Scotia. Its capital, the harbor port of Sydney, makes a great launching pad for visits to the rest of the island.

At the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion, snap a selfie in front of the world’s largest fiddle, a 60-foot statue that welcomes visitors to the port. Stroll along the boardwalk of the Sydney Waterfront District toward downtown Sydney, where, in the evenings, you can tap your toes to real live fiddling upstairs at Governor’s Pub and Eatery.