The town of Louisbourg has a rich history, from its Mi’kmaq roots, to an 18th century French colony, to supply port during World War I and II, to world-class tourist destination today. Home to the Parks Canada National Historic Site, Fortress of Louisbourg, the port is situated on a scenic harbourfront that boasts one of the Maritimes’ busiest crab and lobster fisheries.
Visitors from around the world flock to Fortress of Louisbourg to take a trip back in time at North America’s largest historical reconstruction. This National Living History Museum provides an immersive taste of what it was like to live in a fort town in the 1700s. In the modern town of Louisbourg, visitors can hike coastal trails, visit shops, cafés and restaurants. While there, don’t miss the renowned nightly entertainment at the Louisbourg Playhouse and Beggars Banquet —and be sure to check out the summer-long schedule of festivals and events. You’ll also find plenty of overnight accommodations to make your stay even more enjoyable. There is something for everyone in Louisbourg.
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