Fortress of Louisbourg

Highly recommended
In the early 18C, this former fortress defended the Gulf of St Lawrence and Quebec and was manned by the largest garrison in North America, making it one of the major strongholds of New France, before the English destroyed it in 1758. It was little more than a pile of ruins for two centuries, until the Canadian government decided to salvage and restore the site, resulting in a renovation project of stunning proportions.

Useful information


259 Park Service Rd., B1C 2L2 Louisbourg


+1 902-733-3552


17.60 $

Opening hours

Visitor centre - mid May-mid Oct: 9.30am-5pm; end Oct-Apr: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm - no costumed tour in May and 16-31 Oct - tours conducted by Parks Canada guides

Nearby tourist attractions

King's Bastion at the Fortress of Louisbourg
King's Bastion at the Fortress of Louisbourg