If you want to see Sydney, take the descent to King Street,
it then seamlessly transitions to the “Esplanade”. Already you are on the Sydney River and come directly to the cruise terminal.
In addition to Halifax, Sydney is the second port to be approached by cruise ships.
Up here, however, you can see the ships much better than in Halifax.
If you turn to the “Esplanade”, you can already see in the distance whether a ship has laid out or not.
By the way, here is a website: https://www.sydneyport.ca/cruise/schedule/,
Via this page you can find out which ship arrives and when and then plan your trip to Sydney. Ideal for hobby photographers. From May to October, one of these giants arrives almost daily.
There stands the big Fidle and welcomes the arriving cruise ships with their thousands of tourists on board – from all over the world.
Sydney is one of the few cities with parking meters ! – There are not many of them in Nova Scotia.
But down on the waterfront there is plenty of parking – free of charge. You get almost to the cruise port.
The downtown should be looked at, and if you want to go to the Cabot Trail, you’ll still come through North Sydney.
The small old harbour road is quite nice to look at, but unfortunately not much more going on – in this area.