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Any snow in Sydney in late September?

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Any snow in Sydney in late September?

Hi there,

We are coming on a cruise ship in late September and are wondering if there is any possibility of snow within driving distance from Sydney around that date? The kids have never seen snow before and not sure if they will get the opportunity for a while to see any.

Thanks

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1. Re: Any snow in Sydney in late September?

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2. Re: Any snow in Sydney in late September?

so the question

are you taking a cruise arond the Eastern provinces (the Maritimes) with a stop in Sydney Nova Scotia

or are you going to be cruising on the West side of the country?

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3. Re: Any snow in Sydney in late September?

Bwah, ha ha ha, I saw this Q and did not notice it was on the Nova Scotia forum! Cruise, snow, BC, all of a piece. I will remove my post.

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4. Re: Any snow in Sydney in late September?

It's unlikely you'll see snow in late September. Not impossible ... but highly unlikely ... and if there was any, it would be some flurries that would melt fairly quickly.

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5. Re: Any snow in Sydney in late September?

Thanks all for the replies:)

We are coming from the east side as we are doing a transatlantic on the Disney Magic, leaving from Barcelona and finishing in New York. Should be great fun, the ship is also stopping at Halifax which should be nice as well.

Shame about the snow, was hoping there might be some somewhere. I am sure Sydney will be beautiful nonetheless.

I read online on a Gourmet website that restaurants in Nova Scotia are allowed to serve wild food such as boar, pheasant, elk etc that has not been processed in farms? Not too sure about the validity of that but sounds very interesting if true. Can anyone recommend any restaurants that specialise in these types of ingredients as we would love to experience something like that. Elk and boar sound like a real treat!

Thanks again:)

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6. Re: Any snow in Sydney in late September?

I am not sure about their sourcing but one restaurant I know of is Stories at the Haliburton House. Some reviews mention elk and I seem to recall other 'wild' offering.

However it is only open for evening dining. https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review…

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7. Re: Any snow in Sydney in late September?

"..... I am sure Sydney will be beautiful nonetheless....." do not expect too much from Sydney; the Cabot Trail on the west side of the Island is what you want to see when going to Cape Breton.

you may want to post your itinerary for NS for some local insights.

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8. Re: Any snow in Sydney in late September?

Unfortunately on a cruise unless you are staying overnight you cannot see the west coast of Cape Breton.

I do advise you to rent a car and choose one of these options;

1. a scenic drive to Baddeck, Iona and back to Sydney taking in the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck and the Highland Village Museum in Iona.

Back to the snow question, we may get a tiny bit in October (very rare) and a bit in November, but generally we have to wait till late December or January for any amount.

Now in the spring it can come late. We had snow this past Sunday morning and the plows were out. It was mostly all melted by afternoon.

2. drive to Louisbourg and tour the Fortress. However you will be there in shoulder or off season so a ship's tour may give you more access than going on your own.

3. take a drive on part of the Cabot Trail going as far as Ingonish or Neil's Harbour. The latter gives you a wonderful seaside section but you would likely have to grab a sandwich on the go to have time for this.

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9. Re: Any snow in Sydney in late September?

September is one of the much better times to go to Cape Breton it is often quite warm especially early on. Higher chance of snow in the spring there

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