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Welcome to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a magical place on the edge of a continent where past and present come together to celebrate Canada’s diverse heritage. Please note that we have three seasons throughout the year:
Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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58 Wolfe St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 2J2, Canada
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I believe this meticulous fort reconstruction was built/repaired by redundant miners of Nova Scotia. It is manned by volunteers in traditional dress who have dual language skills and good knowledge of the fort.
We docked in Sydney on a cruise ship in early Oct 2018. We picked up an Enterprise rental and drove about 25 miles to the Fortress. It was an easy drive and allowed us to make a few stops along the way to such places...More
The fortress is about 60-70% restored to its original splendor. The building architecture varies due to different times of settlement and the different regions of France that settled the area. The buildings are well staffed to answer your questions and there are many placards and...More
This historic site is well maintained, beautiful to explore and a fantastic experience for history buffs. Its well restored and has very interesting exhibits that describe the history, abandonment, rediscovery and rebuilding of the Fortress and town. What I most enjoyed was being able to...More
This place might be off the beaten path, but it is worth every second of your travels! Workers dressed in period garb in early 1700s character, very educational, very beautiful, incredibly well organized, you are not bored for a second at this place, fantastic day...More
We enjoyed our experience visiting the Fort Louisbourg site and learned a lot. It is a beautiful site from a distance and up close. A little disappointed that some of the buildings were not open, but we were admittedly there right at the tail end...More
We visited the Fortress of Louisbourg when our cruise ship called in at Sydney, NS. On a cruise that included New York, Boston and Quebec, this attraction was one of my favourite things that I saw, which is an indication of how I highly I...More
Be prepared to spend an entire day here if you want to experience life during this period. Go when the gates open at 9 am and explore every section until the fortress is secured with the firing of cannons in the closing ceremony.