Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

Fortress Louisbourg is an amazing place to go for anyone of any age.

Fortress Louisbourg on a clear day with the Canadian flag blowing in the wind.

Not only has the fortress been restored but during the season there are people doing the activities of the day.  You can watch the changing of the guard at the Fortress, or wander down through some of the homes and watch people working in the homes as they would have back in the 1800’s.  Fresh bread is baked and is available for purchase.  There are two restaurants, the poor man’s restaurant and the rich mans restaurant – both had long lineups the day that we were there.  You might want to bring some snacks or a sandwich.

These are pictures that we took of the changing of the guard at Fortress Louisbourg.

Soldiers marching with their muskets


Soldiers marching and playing the drum and the flute

Information is available to help you plan your trip to Fortress Louisbourg including admission, the weather, best times to visit, how to get there and many other tips.


When we went to Fortress Louisbourg – we are encouraged to ride in our own vehicle down to the site of the Fortress with my working dog as outlined in the information posted by Parks Canada on accessibility of the site.  Please note that prior to receiving an accommodation like this you are required to stop at the main visitor centre and discuss what is needed.

Please note that there is an accessible guided tour available but it is best to book ahead.


If you are travelling in  Canada in 2017 and plan to visit the National Parks don’t forget to get your Discovery Pass for free admission to Canada’s National Parks, National Historic Sites and Marine Conservation areas for you and your family in 2017.