Travel information

Conference location: Boardmore Theatre on the Cape Breton University Campus (1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, NS).

How to get to Sydney by air

If you fly are flying, the airport in Sydney is J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport (YQY).

Canada’s two major airlines both service Sydney:

  • Air Canada offers year-round service through both Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
  • West Jet offers year-round service through Halifax (YHZ) and seasonally in the summer through Toronto (YYZ).

Note: The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is located 375 km from Sydney, Nova Scotia, or a 4-hour drive. It is recommended to book your ticket to the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Local Transportation Options in Sydney, NS

Taxi services in Sydney:

  • Dynasty Cabs – (902) 562-5777
  • City Wide Taxi – (902) 564-5432

Car rentals:

Bus and Transit Services provided by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Transit fares are $1.25 per zone traveled. Depending on the number of zones traveled, the cost of riding the bus can range from $1.25 to $5.00. Bus times can be limited, depending on the time of year. Visit the following link for more information: