Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

3.5 hours | Sydney | Y Q Y - 3 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Fortress of Louisbourg
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Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

En route to Fortress Louisbourg, you'll marvel at the deep green rolling hillsides and the pristine waters of Mira River, Nova Scotia's longest river. Located on the Atlantic coast of Cape Breton Island, Fortress Louisbourg is a living museum and an exciting and entertaining lesson in history. The largest reconstructed 18th century French fortified town in North America, the site features over 50 buildings covering 12 acres. You will step back in time to the year 1744 on a site that has been meticulously rebuilt to one quarter of the 18th century town on the foundations of the original by following detailed blueprints from Paris archives. Period homes, exhibits, and theme centers line the streets, as well as along the busy waterfront. After your tour, you're free to explore the fort and grounds on your own. Your trip back to the ship follows the same scenic route.

Special Notes:

Please be advised that arrivals from May 22-June 30 & September 16-October 09 will feature a trio of rotating workshops. Arrivals after October 09 are during the Fortress' Low Season – Guests will have access to Grounds only. Considerable walking is involved. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress warmly, a jacket or Windbreaker is highly recommended.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart ship for Louisbourg passing Mira River

Transport type: Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity: 42
Travel time: 00:45
Air conditioned: Yes

Arrive at Louisbourg for orientation

Time at site: 01:30
Inside visit: Yes
Air conditioned: No
Restroom available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Independently explore fortress

Time at site: 00:30
Free time at site: 30
Inside visit: Yes
Air conditioned: No
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Re-board your transportation for your return drive to ship

Transport type: Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity: 42
Travel time: 00:45
Air conditioned: Yes