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.
Fun for every season
Be part of the magic at the Fortress of Louisbourg!
Visit during peak season and take in a full range of services: make friends with a costumed ‘resident’ and enjoy a delicious period meal in a themed restaurant. Feel the ground tremble with the boom of the cannon. Explore the beautiful beach and scenic hiking trails nearby. Then after the sun goes down, figure out ‘whodunnit’ at our murder mystery or take in our dinner theatre, where great comedy and wonderful cuisine is always on the menu. Book your tickets now by visiting www.fortressoflouisbourg.ca or calling 902-733-3548.
Visit in the shoulder season for some services and to discover the exterior architecture of the Fortress’ reconstructed buildings. Marvel at the stunning views of both the sea and the Fortress from one of our hiking trails, open throughout the year. Take in the quiet and tranquility of the streets in the off-season. Close your eyes to listen to the crash of the waves in the distance. Picture your life here - 300 years ago.
We have spectacular scenery all year round! No matter when you visit, there is always something to discover.
Mark your calendar for the summer of 2013 as we celebrate Louisbourg300 – the 300th anniversary of the founding of Isle Royale, (modern day Cape Breton) with Louisbourg as its capital. Join us for a year filled with never-before-seen events, activities and programs that celebrate the diverse communities and cultures that have shaped us into who we are today. Learn how to join the celebration at www.louisbourg300.com
Bus tours welcome. Certified service animals permitted only. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Direct Debit accepted.
Facilities / Services
- Bus tours
- Gift shop
- Picnic tables
- Limited accessibility
- Bilingual/Multilingual staff available
- Internet access
Date details/Hours of operation
9:30am –5pm daily; Oct 16–Jun 14 Mon–Fri 9:30am–4pm except statutory holidays. Some programs and services available by pre-arrangement.
Details: Admission charged; O/S rates.