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Barbara M.

Howie Centre, NS, Canada

Sydney, Cape Breton is my home. I was born and raised in this historic and culturally diverse city.

I started in tourism in 1990 with a small tour operator located at the Port of Sydney. From bike rentals to day tours offering unique experiences such as picking berries, local music and face-painting for children during local celebrations. It is then when I developed a deep passion of tourism on Cape Breton Island.

For 27 years I have gained customer services skills and tourism experiences. I also have a degree in Tourism Management.

Sydney is the only city on the island of Cape Breton. A population of just under 30, 000, Sydney is a quaint and beautiful city. There are many sites to see including the historic North End and the former Steel Plant site. Departing the city limits, the rest of the island offers much in the form of adventure, culture, and dramatic scenic views. I am the best guide to provide you with an amazing tour.

A Recent Review of this guide

We really enjoyed our tour with Barbara. She was waiting for us at the pier with a big smile and a clean comfortable car. As we drove through beautiful country side she shared her knowledge of the area with us. After touring Alexander Graham Bell she took us to a wonderful local spot for lunch. I would highly recommend this tour and Barbara. She made our day in Sydney memorable.
Patty Trump

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Credentials

Bachelors degree from Cape Breton University in Hospitality and Tourism Management (2007)
27 years in various levels and occupations involving customer service, hospitality and tourism.

Restrictions

I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.

Guide Requirements for Canada

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Tours by Barbara M.

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Cabot Trail and Lighthouse

Travel to the World Famous Cabot Trail and enjoy breathtaking scenery

659 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Gaelic, Scots and Cape Breton!

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Take a step back in time and discover Scottish history in Cape Breton

573 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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City of Sydney Highlights

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Discover Sydney's hidden gems: Steel, Military, History, and Beauty!

300 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

1 hour 30 min.

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Alexander Graham Bell & Baddeck

Explore along the Bras d'Or Lake while discovering the inventions of,...

542 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Fortress of Louisbourg

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Discover Living History in an 18th Century French Fortress

565 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Western Cabot Trail - Beauty & Culture

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Dramatic views along the Cabot Trail while exploring an Acadian Fishing,...

748 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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