• 108 Queen Street, North Sydney, NS
  • info@dovehousebnbharbourside.com
  • (902) 794-7126
dove house bnb harbourside

Welcome to Dove House Bed and Breakfast overlooking Sydney Harbour located on Cape Breton Island, the #1 Island in Canada. We offer a beautiful home with well-appointed rooms, delicious breakfasts, and proximity to all that Cape Breton has to offer. 

Enjoy the Atlantic Ocean breezes while relaxing on the veranda. Situated on a tree lined-street, guests are within walking distance of downtown North Sydney.

Dove House opened in 1995 and is a traditional bed and breakfast where your hosts Helene and Blair reside. Expect an exceptional experience with our genuine Cape Breton hospitality and service.

Rooms are created for your pleasure with soothing, sea inspired colors, comfortable beds, quality bedding, flat screen TVs, mini fridges, ample storage and amenities. A hot, delicious and bountiful breakfast awaits you in the morning. Coffee and tea are always available. 

Please note that Dove House Bed and Breakfast Harbourside, North Sydney, NS is not setup to accommodate children under 12 years old.

Check-In / Check-Out

Check in 4 pm-7 pm and check out by 10 am. 

Cancellation: 7 days prior to arrival date. 

Seasonal Information: Open year round. Season  June 1st-October 31st.

Off-Season Rates: Discounted rates November 1st-May 31st. 

During the off-season we have a complete two bedroom apartment with private entrance available for guests requiring longer term accommodations. Weekly and monthly rates available.


Free WiFi Fibre Optic. Our guests consistently rate our WiFi as excellent!


Free parking on site.

Smoke Free

We have a no smoking policy. We do not allow smoking in or close to the B & B. There is a designated smoking area on the property.

No Pets Please

We have a no pet policy.


$99-$130. Extra person $20. Rates include full hot breakfast. Multiple night discounts for stays of 3 or more days. Book direct and save 10%.

Payment Method

We accept cash, debit or e-transfer.  Visa or Mastercard are required to secure your reservation.

Check-in 4 pm-7 pm (If delayed please call) Check-out by 10 am. No additional charges applied  if cancelled 7 days prior to arrival date. 


Relax in our spacious dining room overlooking Sydney Harbour where breakfast is served from 7 am-9 am. 

Start your day with freshly brewed coffee, tea, juice, fruit, yogurt, cereals and breads for toasting.

Hot Menu Items: Bacon, sausage, eggs, baked beans, buttermilk pancakes, Belgium waffles and french toast.

There is also homemade jams,  muffins and loaves. 


Our location is perfect for all your traveling adventures. We are 3 minutes from the Marine Atlantic Ferries for those traveling to Newfoundland.

Less than an hour’s drive to Historic Fortress Louisbourg,  Miner’s Museum, Alexander Graham Bell Museum,  Highland Village,  Gaelic College  and the start of the World Famous Cabot Trail. Enjoy day trips to world class golf courses, scenic walking trails, beautiful waterfalls, puffin or whale tours.  

Stroll along the waterfront to some of Cape Breton’s finest restaurants,  browse some unique shops, visit the town’s  Heritage Museum, relax at Indian Beach or enjoy our local parks and recreational facilities. Seaview Golf Course is only a short drive away.

What Is so Special about Cape Breton Island?

The scenery is so beautiful that Cape Breton is rated among the top 10 Islands in the world.

Last rating, Travel and Leisure rated it #4 in the world and #1 in beauty of continental North America.

The Cabot Trail itself is rated the #1 drive by Reader’s Digest and thousands of people from all over the world arrive each year to drive the Cabot Trail learn about Celtic, French Acadian and Mi’kmaq culture, and eat fabulous Nova Scotia seafood—especially lobster, mussels and Digby Scallops.

Cape Breton Hospitality Awaits You at Dove House Bed and Breakfast Harbourside. 

Please call us toll-free with any questions you may have about your stay at 1-866-794-3642 or local 902-794-7126.

Celtic music, scenery, Nova Scotia seafood and hospitality are a sure thing!