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Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site of Canada


A child dressed as a soldier sitting on a cannon 

History buffs and culture lovers will enjoy touring the ruins of a star-shaped fort that was vital to the 18th-century struggle between France and Britain over Acadie. Learn poignant stories of resilient settlers, soldiers, and American sympathizers, through fascinating artefacts and exhibits. Kids can dress up like “gate guards” and patrol the fort’s earthen glacis, casemates and battlegrounds. The site’s wide-open spaces make for wondrous kite flying and picnics.

Featured Activity

A person flying kites near the museum
Fly A Kite Through Time  
Built on a high ridge of land overlooking the Tantramar Marsh, musket fire once rang out at Fort Beauséjour. Today, you can grab a kite and soar above the historic ruins that seem to transcend time.

Other Activities

Explora (Mobile App)
Explora Fort Beauséjour is Parks Canada’s official tour app for Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland National Historic Site.

Photography, Painting and Sketching
The site's dominant views over the surrounding countryside make it a venue often favoured by photographers and artists, particularly those interested in landscapes.

Meditation and Reflection
The site's sweeping panoramic views of the countryside, the Bay of Fundy, the Tantramar marshes and the centuries-old dykes is a perfect venue for reflection and contemplation. Relax on one of the site's benches or atop the fort's bastions and experience the natural and cultural history.

Bird Watching
Birders may be rewarded with a sighting of a wide variety of marsh birds, including Northern Harriers, Bald Eagles, Short –eared Owls, Red-Winged Blackbirds, a wide assortment of sparrows and many other small meadow birds. Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland's proximity to the Bay of Fundy offers opportunities to view, not far from the fort (mid-to-late summer) shorebird species such as yellowlegs, semipalmated plovers and semipalmated sandpipers.