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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: 09:30 - 17:00
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58 Wolfe St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 2J2, Canada
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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.
The fort which Wolfe and colleagues captured on the way to Quebec has been faithfully reconstructed as it was 12 years before 1757. It shows how life unfolded for the French soldiers and civilians living there and how difficult it was to conquer. It is...More
Easily worth the short drive from Sydney, and a great shore excursion if arriving by cruise ship.
The period costumes really help to make the atmosphere authentic. Even construction workers were wearing "old" clothes.
Staffers were very friendly and entertaining. Plan about 2-4 hours, depending...More
Being from Australia we believed Sydney Nova Scotia was named after Sydney Australia but it was visa versa as Captain Cook arrived here some 6 years prior to his arrival in Australia. OK, moving on - the fortress is a huge area to visit and...More
There is so much to see and do here for history buffs, but the landscape is really one to see as well. Tours are available or you can go on your own at your own pace. I know they have special seasonal events to participate...More
This National Historic Site includes a reconstruction of the large fortress constructed by the French in the early 1700s. We were greeted by docents in period costumes. Two maids explained their duties at the Engineer's House. Another docent dressed as a soldier explained the hardships...More