HOME | Contact | Events     Fortress Louisbourg Association
Experience Fortress Louisbourg : Life in an 18th Century Fortress
About Us Experiences History Plan a Visit Member Programs s Mulitmedia Buzz

Plan a Visit

Travelling to Nova Scotia?
Louisbourg: The Modern Town
     Town Amenities
     Places of Interest
Tour the Fortress
How to get here
When to Come
Services Available
Some things to remember


Plan a Visit

Places of Interest

Kennington Cove
This historic location boasts a beautiful sandy beach. Swim in the waters that British soldiers waded through at the onset of two assaults on the Fortress.

Lighthouse Point
Set foot on the location of the first lighthouse in Canada. Although long gone (the first two burned down), the foundations of the original lighthouses are there to see.
Nightly  music, comedy, theatre and dance in an open-air theatre.
This is a short walking trail located in the Visitor Centre parking lot that interprets the history of the Mi’kmaq people on Cape Breton Island.
Royal Battery
This short interpretive walk shows you how the French attempted to defend the Fortress from the north shore of the harbour and how it actually contributed to the fall of the Fortress. 
Simon Point
On your way to or from Kennington Cove, take a few moments to walk the Simon Point Trail. This short trail takes you through the woods, over a small bridge to the coastline.
Dedicated to the preservation of the only remaining S & L Railway station, freight shed, rolling stock and thousands of artifacts relating to the S & L Railway and local history.

Bookmark and Share
Scores of sailing ships found shelter at Louisbourg after crossing the stormy North Atlantic.
News & Events
No Events Scheduled
Read More

Louisbourg Live
Member Programs

Become a member
to take advantage of
the awesome youth and
adult programs at the

Proudly supported by
the Royal Bank
of Canada

View Map
Plan your Visit

Browse travel directions, amenities, visit tips,
and our theme Explorer Itineraries designed
to appeal to all
types of fortress

Visitors with special needs are encouraged to call 902-733-3552 for information.

Plan Visit
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
View Map

About Us | Experiences |History | Plan a Visit | Member Programs | Kids | Multimedia | Buzz
Contact Us | Links | Privacy Policy | Register for Newsletter | Site Map | Francais | English

Join our Mailing List