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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada

Have a Blast at Louisbourg!

Have a Blast at Louisbourg

Light the fuse and wait for the blast of a cannon identical to those that defended 18th century Louisbourg. Just 45 minutes of French colonial artillery science gleaned from fellow soldiers will officially make you a Cannoneer in Training. Or sign up for a full day, slipping into uniform, taking a private town tour and becoming a Certified Cannoneer. Live the life of a French colonial artillery student, learning the logistics of siege warfare and seeing landmarks around the fortress that the British employed to twice hold Louisbourg hostage during its brief history. Boost your energy by dining in one of two 18th century restaurants before finishing the day firing a cannon capable of sending a deadly cannonball two kilometres outside the fortress walls.

Cannoneer in Training

Daily
10:45 a.m.
July 1 to September 7, 2015

$55.20 taxes included (entrance fees are separate)

To book:

By phone: 902-733-3552
By email: fol.tourbookings@pc.gc.ca 
The experience can also be purchased on site at the De la Plagne House (#34) if available.

Please ensure you arrive at our Visitor Reception Centre by 10:15 a.m. at the latest to allow enough time for processing and transit to site.

You must be at least 16 years old; if under 18 you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. 


Certified Cannoneer

Daily
9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (full-day program)
July 1 to Labour Day (September 7, 2015) 

$294.40 taxes and meal included (entrance fees are separate)
$147.20 per additional participant (maximum of 1 additional participant)

To book:

By phone: 902-733-3552
By email: fol.tourbookings@pc.gc.ca

You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire before your visit and a feedback form afterwards. You must be at least 16 years old; if under 18 you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.


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