The Fortress of Louisbourg regularly offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages and interests. Take part in the daily life of the "residents" of this 18th century fortified town and plan your visit around the activities that interest you most. There is no shortage of choices!


Note:
The 2021 daily schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Peak season
(July 1 to September 17, 2021)

 

Peak season activities

July 1 to September 17, 2021

The Fortress of Louisbourg bustles with activity every day throughout the peak season.

Time Activity
10:30 am Guided tour:
Get the full story of Louisbourg – from its past to its present
45 minutes | $3.90
11:00 am Healing Gardens:
If you were ill in the 18th century, who would you go see?
30 minutes | $7.30 | Limited to 6 people per tour
Offered daily until August 31
11:00 am Life of a soldier
Listen to his story and watch a musket firing
15 minutes | FREE
11:45 am Cannon firing demonstration - FREE
Watch a French artillery demonstration with fife and drum
15 minutes - FREE
1:00 pm Motorized guided tour:
Get the full story of Louisbourg on wheels - from its past to its present
45 minutes | $7.30 | Limited to 7 people per tour
1:30 pm Rookie tour – children's program:
Delve into the life of an 18th century child
45 minutes | $7.30 | Recommended for families with children ages 5 to 10 | Maximum of 6 participants
Available daily until August 31
2:00 pm Life of a soldier
Listen to his story and watch a musket firing
15 minutes | FREE
2:30 pm Guided tour:
Get the full story of Louisbourg – from its past to its present on this outdoor walking tour.
45 minutes | $3.90
2:30 pm Mi’kmaw demonstration
Discover Mi’kmaw culture and history
15-30 minutes | FREE
3:30 pm Motorized guided tour:
Get the full story of Louisbourg - on wheels - from its past to its present
45 minutes | $7.30 | Limited to 7 people per tour
3:30 pm Strange but familiar
Can you guess what these strange objects from the 18th century were used for?
10 minutes (one group at a time until 4:30 pm) | FREE
Available daily until August 31
4:45 pm Cannon firing demonstration
Watch a French artillery demonstration with fife and drum
15 minutes | FREE

The Messenger
Navigate Louisbourg Harbour like it’s 1744 in a unique virtual reality experience
15 minutes | $8 per person ($5 for the children's experience, age 13 and under)
Available daily until September 3, by request between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm


Food and beverage

For a quick bite to eat, look no further then our café: tea, coffee, cookies and more.

Have a seat in our restaurant to enjoy a meal, or take advantage of our Perfect Picnic offer to have a meal packed for you to enjoy anywhere in Louisbourg!

Calling all craft beer and liquor enthusiasts! Enjoy locally-brewed beers and ciders as well as locally produced rum in the authentic atmosphere of our new Storehouse Tavern, open daily from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Don’t forget to have a taste of Louisbourg’s unique soldier’s bread, baked fresh daily at the King’s Bakery.

Additional discovery and recreational activities

Discovery

Are you looking for additional ways to indulge your curiosity about the history of the Fortress, the cultures of its residents and the natural beauty of its surroundings? Follow the links below for information on planning your own "discovery" activities:

Recreation

If recreation is more your thing, follow the links below to find out about swimming at the beautiful beaches of Kennington Cove and Anson's Cove or walking and hiking our nature trails, in particular Simon Point Trail and the Lighthouse Trail: