Rum: The Spirit of Louisbourg

$10.80June 1st, 2019 to October 14th, 2019


Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

58 Wolfe Street, Louisbourg, B1C 2L2, Fleur-de-lis/Marconi/Metro CB

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Discover the taste and aroma of Fortress™ Rum and the story of this drink made from sugar. Be part of a colonial tradition as rum was one of the most popular drinks of 18th-century Louisbourg. Sample an authentic Rum Punch recipe and learn how sugar cane and its alcoholic offshoot influenced trade, shipping, and slavery in colonial North America. Parks Canada has partnered with Authentic Seacoast Company, who created a signature edition rum that is maturing in oak barrels at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Fortress™ Rum captures the authentic spirit of New France's historic rum trade.  À la santé and cheers!


June 1 to June 30, 2019

English: 1:30pm

French: 2:15pm


July 1 to September 14, 2019

English: 2:30pm

French: 3:10pm


September 15 to October 14, 2019

English: 1:30pm

French: 2:15pm


35 minutes
$10.80 (taxes included)



The Fortress Rum Tasting experience is part of Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail, Canada's first brewery, winery, and distillery trail.

Fortress Rum™ is also available at the Fortress' period restaurants and boutique, throughout Nova Scotia at select Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) stores and other fine spirits retailers. Read more about Fortress Rum™ at:

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Conditions: You must be 19 years of age or older.