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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada

Natural Wonders and Cultural Treasures

Feast of Saint Louis
It is recommended that you set aside at least one full day to visit the Fortress.
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Let us take you back in time! Experience Louisbourg, a thriving seaport and capital of Île Royale (Cape Breton Island). The Fortress of Louisbourg was one of the busiest harbours in North America and one of France's key centres of trade and military strength in the New World. Today, the site is an exciting and entertaining lesson in history. Discover its many secrets!

Recommended visiting time:

One full day. Plan a minimum of four hours to see selected buildings and exhibits. Allow plenty of time to stop and talk with interpretors at the Fortress. If you have more time, visit Lighthouse Point and Kennington Cove.