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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site


Have a Blast at Louisbourg!

Fire a cannon.
Have a blast at Louisbourg!

Add an explosive element to your visit – get trained as a cannoneer and fire a cannon! Light the fuse and wait for the blast of a cannon identical to those that defended 18th century Louisbourg. An exclusive, exciting 45 minutes of French colonial artillery science from fellow soldiers will officially make you a cannoneer in training.

July 1 to September 5, 2016
11:00 a.m. and 2:25 p.m.
45 minutes

$55.20 per cannoneer (taxes included | entrance fees are separate)

To book:

By phone: 902-733-3552
By email: 
The experience can also be purchased on site at the De la Plagne House (#23) if available.

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.