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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada

Have a Blast at Louisbourg!

Specialty Tours and Programs

Have a Blast at Louisbourg! Be a Cannoneer in Training

How many of us have had the chance to fire a cannon? Better yet, a cannon identical to the ones that defended Louisbourg in the 18th century? You now have the opportunity to do just this every day of July and August at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Thirty minutes and you will know enough of the French colonial artillery science to fire an impressive cannon that can send a cannonball two kilometres away!

Schedule:

Daily
10:45 a.m.
July 1 to Labour Day

Price:

$36.80 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.

Participants will receive a photo of their experience and "I had a blast in Louisbourg!" temporary tattoos for themselves and their group.

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. 


Have a Blast at Louisbourg! Become a Certified Cannoneer

Visit the Fortress of Louisbourg as one of its residents! Imagine yourself living the life of a colonial French artillery student as you spend the day learning about siege warfare and top the day off with a cannon firing! When you arrive you will receive a private tour of the town followed by a costume fitting. Then you will be ready to learn all about the art of cannon firing. Included in your day is an 18th century meal in one of the period restaurants, where we will serve you a hearty meal to enjoy using only a spoon.

Schedule:

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

Price:

$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

Participants will receive a photo of their experience and "I had a blast in Louisbourg!" temporary tattoos for themselves and their group.

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 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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