Accessible Strategic Location

Located on the East Coast of Canada, and with some of the world’s deepest waters and direct shipping routes to Europe, the United States, South America and Asia, Cape Breton is the first port of call on mainland North America for vessels transiting the Suez Canal. With sea, road, rail and air transportation options, our multimodal transportation options allow for shipping and receiving flexibility. The ports at the Strait of Canso and Sydney are deep-water, ice-free ports. The JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport offers daily direct flights to Halifax and Toronto, with connecting flights to major North American and international destinations. Cape Breton is connected to the rest of Canada and the U.S. by a 394 km (245 mi) railway offering double stacking container capability. A full range of trucking services provides an alternative to rail and ship transport.

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