Life within an 18th century fortified French town comes to life at reconstructed Louisbourg, a major trade and military hub twice besieged by the British. Send your senses back 300 years by taking part in historical gardening, cooking over an open fire, tasting rum or firing a cannon, and learn first-hand from authentically-clad “residents” what it was like to be a soldier, a woman or a kid…way back when.

Visiting with Young Children? Explore with Club Parka!

With the Club Parka booklet kids can explore, learn and have fun! The booklets are available on site. With the Photo Missions App, kids are invited to help Parka and Chirp find and photograph specific items found at our place! Download the app for free before visiting. Once one or both activities are completed, they will receive a reward!

Learn more about Parka and download other activities! Download the free Photo Missions App


  • The reconstructed town

    The reconstructed town

    Learn more about the history of Louisbourg by following the links. Online, you're in control!

  • Centre d'interprétation mi'kmaw

    Mi'kmaw Interpretive Centre

    Discover a part of the rich Mi'kmaw heritage of Unama'ki (Cape Breton Island)

  • Walking trails

    Walking trails

    Our walking trails, which help tell the stories of Louisbourg, are located outside the walls of the Fortress of Louisbourg including areas across the harbour and along the shores of the North Atlantic

All activities

Geocaching Geocaching
Lookout Lookout
Coffee shop Restaurant or café
Theatre Theatre
Sea birds Bird watching
Photo Opportunity Photography
Bicycles Cycling
Picnic area Picnicking