Sydney River, Nova Scotia
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The community is located at the southern end of Sydney Harbour's South Arm at the mouth of the Sydney River, from which it derives its name. Sydney River is at the interchange between Highway 125 and Trunk 4.
Sydney River was once rural, but became more urban throughout the decades. Sydney River developed into a suburb during the 1960s-1970s.
Sydney River has seen commercial development with the construction of a shopping centre, grocery stores and other restaurants, stores, and halls.
On May 7, 1992, three employees were murdered and one permanently disabled during a robbery at a McDonald's restaurant.