The Big Fiddle, Sydney, Cape Breton Island ~ Celebrating our Celtic Music & Culture!

The Big Fiddle, Sydney, Cape Breton Island on Canada's East Coast! Fly YQY Sydney!

Cape Breton Island is a beautiful island on the east coast of Canada in the Province of Nova Scotia where the scenery is breathtaking, the Celtic music and culture is alive, the people are friendly and the outdoor adventure is awesome!  Travel World Magazine lists the Top 5 Experiences on Cape Breton IslandIn addition to the top five, there's a long list of areas to explore all over our beautiful island. Love nature and outdoor adventure? There's whale watching, hiking, biking, world class golfing including the Highland Links in Ingonish, swimming, paddle boarding, fishing including salmon fishing on the Margaree River, sailing, kayaking, camping, and touring historical villages including the Highland Village. When you're finished your outdoor adventure, enjoy the Celtic music in one of the pubs or a lobster / seafood dinner, a ceilidh, and a "must do" is to get your photo at the big fiddle in Sydney, NS! Air Canada and WestJet both operate at YQY Sydney so it's easy to get here with direct flights from Toronto or Halifax to start your island tour - we're looking forward to welcoming you! Keep in touch - Like our Facebook page. 

FLY YQY Sydney ~ Your Cape Breton Island Gateway offering Air Canada & WestJet Daily Direct Flights to Halifax and Toronto

AIR CANADA Year Round Daily Service: Sydney - Halifax with four flights per day and Year Round Direct Daily Service between Sydney - Toronto. 

WESTJET Year Round Twice Daily Flights Between Sydney and Halifax and WestJet Daily Direct Service Sydney - Toronto seasonal service June - September. 


Aircraft Services - Charters, Business & General Aviation

RUNWAY 06/24 (ILS on RUNWAY 06): 7070' x 200'. RUNWAY 18/36: 6000' x 150'. ARCAL LIGHTING. 
General Aviation Asphalt Apron. Tie Downs - No Charge. Self-Serve Pay at the Pump Aviation 100LL Fuel. Jet Fuel - ASIG 902-564-8101. Ground Handling - Airconsol 902-567-0872.
Canada Border Services at YQY: No charge Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm & no charge on weekends Sat. Sun. 8:00am - 4:00pm  Cost Recovery after hours and holidays. 
Phone CANPASS to make arrangements 1-888-CANPASS (1-888-226-7277)
YQY is a CANPASS Airport - Register with CANPASS and land at any time, day or night. 

The 1-888-CANPASS (1-888-226-7277) toll-free line is only available in Canada and the United States. If a flight originates outside Canada or the United States, the 1-888 number is not available and the pilot must call the TRC directly (long-distance charges may apply).
TRC for All of Canada
Hamilton, ON
Telephone: 905-679-2073
Fax: 905-679-6877
Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Services 


Passengers are reminded to check-in at least 90 minutes before their departure to avoid the risk of being denied boarding.

The airlines are strictly enforcing their check-in cut off time of 45 minutes prior to departure. The terminal is busy with three early morning departures and passengers have to get through security.  The airlines finalize their weight and balance calculations 45 minutes prior to departure and that process takes up to 40 minutes.  Please check-in 90 minutes prior to your departure to avoid the risk of being denied boarding.


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