Fort Beausejour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site
Plan to spend two to three hours exploring the ruins, exhibits and artefacts of the fascinating star-shaped fort that changed the course of Canadian history.
Hours of operation - 2016
Open daily from June 25 to September 5. Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The beautiful site is situated in Aulac, New Brunswick, at the head of the Bay of Fundy, on the border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. You’ll find it a 45-minute drive southeast of Moncton, or two hours north of Halifax. Take exit 513A off the Trans-Canada Highway 2 and watch closely for the Parks Canada signs.
See current weather conditions and forecast for the town of Sackville, located approximately 5 minutes from Fort Beauséjour.
The average daily temperature during the summer (July and August) in the Fort Beauséjour area is in the low-to-mid twenties (20 - 25 o C). The site's elevation and breezes off the Bay of Fundy create a micro-climate cooler than a few kilometres away. We call it "natural air conditioning" while, for others, a sweater would be a good idea. Winters are variable in duration and intensity. Springs begin damp and windy edging into the comfort of full summer. Autumns tint the marshes in pinks and gold.