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Fortress Louisbourg Association is a non-profit, charitable organization that fosters a better appreciation of Canada, the history of the Fortress of Louisbourg and its culture through tangible sensory experiences. Founded in 1976, the Association works to protect, preserve, promote and interpret the history and culture of the Fortress of Louisbourg by providing exciting learning opportunities and exceptional visitor services.

You can support the association by volunteering your time and becoming a member of the association. Call 902 733-3548 or download our membership application from this site.


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Louisbourg’s society consisted of a small number of lesser nobility, merchants, junior civil servants and wealthy fishing proprietors, small shop-owners, artisans, inn and tavern keepers. On the bottom rung of the social ladder stood the fishermen, soldiers, servants and slaves –roughly in that order. That is where I stood!
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Fortress Rum
The FLA, Parks Canada, and Authentic Seacoast have partnered to store rum behind the massive stone walls of the Fortress as it was stored 300 years ago. Come celebrate Fortress Rum with us
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