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Welcome to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a magical place on the edge of a continent where past and present come together to celebrate Canada’s diverse heritage. Please note that we have three seasons throughout the year: Low...more
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58 Wolfe St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 2J2, Canada
+1 902-733-3552
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Reviewed today via mobile

Drove over from Baddeck. Went into the Welcome Center and bought tickets for the Fortress. When we walked out to the bus, we all just stopped and gawked at this amazing sight of this Fortress in the distance. “Armed” Soldier met us at the gates....More

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Reviewed yesterday

The restoration of this old French fortress is extremely detailed and extensive. The Brits captured it once then the politicians gave it back to the French. The second time the Brits captured it they destroyed it so it has all been reconstructed to faithful original...More

Thank Paul_Mary_MV
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed the Fortress. Especially while staying at Point of View Suites. Beggars Banquet at the completed our Fort visit perfectly ! If you have time, take the riding tour, fire a musket, talk with the soldiers, fire a cannon. The bakery is a...More

Thank curacaofun
Reviewed 2 days ago

If history is important, or interesting to you, then you must visit Fort Louisbourg. Fort Louisbourg has been rebuilt to its previous glory, buildings defenses, including restaurant's, and snack areas. The site entrance allows you to educate yourself on the history of the Fort and...More

Thank Ricky333
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were very excited about seeing this place. Being in a wheelchair my husband is left out sometimes because of accessibility. But this is a national historic site and we assumed we'd have no problems here. Wrong! Parking was easy--lots of wheelchair spots. But when...More

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A nice day. It was like visiting the era. The characters played their parts to make you feel like you were in that time period. It is a really large display that is best seen in a whole day. There is lots of walking to...More

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband is a Military Historian and He LOVED IT ! He wanted to understand the battle better and walking the grounds helped him visually understand ... Very special

Thank dar2027
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is definitely worth the drive. You park at the center and take a shuttle bus to the site. Shuttles run every 15 minutes. There is a lot to see and do at the site. They give you a schedule of free events and things...More

Thank Jenn N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved that the reception area is separated from the fort. The information was great and set the tone for the visit, the bus ride over was relaxing. The soldier at the gate was fun. The reaction aspect was well done and the staff really...More

Thank Peter_Bomberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a car in Sydney rather than taking our cruise ship's Louisbourg excursion. All was smooth. Going on our own gave us more flexibility and was about 1/3 of the cost. This is a "fortress" meaning it is set up like a village. Much...More

Thank Ellie C
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July 19, 2018|
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Response from Renee T | Reviewed this property |
The Louisbourg website has their hours and costs. Check there first before going.
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Derek v | Reviewed this property |
it's a really short drive. Rent a car, save a lot of money and enjoy it at your own pace.
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May 9, 2018|
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Response from merrmat | Reviewed this property |
I think I should be ok