Discover the taste and aroma of Fortress™ Rum and the story of this drink made from sugar. Be part of a colonial tradition as rum was one of the most popular drinks of 18th-century Louisbourg. Sample an authentic Rum Punch recipe and learn how sugar cane and its alcoholic offshoot influenced trade, shipping, and slavery in colonial North America. Parks Canada has partnered with Authentic Seacoast Company, who created a signature edition rum that is maturing in oak barrels at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Fortress™ Rum captures the authentic spirit of New France's historic rum trade.  À la santé and cheers!

You must be 19 years of age or older.

- English French
June 1 to June 30, 2020 1:30 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
July 1 to September 14, 2020 2:30 p.m. 3:10 p.m.
September 15 to October 12, 2020 1:30 p.m. 2:15 p.m.

35 minutes
$10.80 (taxes included)

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

Louisbourg Rum Punch
Louisbourg Rum Punch
  • 1 oz FortressTM rum
  • 1 tbsp fine sugar
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • 4 oz (½ cup) water

Shake or stir together.
Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Best served over ice.