Discover the Two Sides of Louisbourg

Starting at
$84.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$49.99 / Child (ages 12 and under)
Sydney, Ns, Canada
Easy Activity Level
No Minimum Age
3.5 hours
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Scenic Drive: Embark on a scenic journey through Cape Breton Island in air-conditioned comfort. As you travel to Fortress Louisbourg, enjoy the picturesque landscapes featuring rolling green hills and the pristine waters of the Mira River, Nova Scotia's longest river. Upon arrival at Fortress Louisbourg, you'll find a meticulously recreated 250-year-old town on Cape Breton Island's Atlantic coast.

Fortress Exploration: Explore the King's Bastion, a fort within the fortress, home to the largest building on site, the King's Bastion Barracks. Discover the history of Fortress Louisbourg, built between 1720 and 1740 as one of North America's most extensive and expensive fortifications. Join a guided tour of the fortress with period-costumed guides who will provide insights into life in 1744.

Time On Your Own: After the tour, enjoy free time to explore the fortress at your own pace, visit exhibit buildings, and experience 18th-century life. Visit sites like the home of the King's engineer, Étienne Verrier, to learn about the town's layout and defenses. Conclude your tour with a scenic drive back to the Sydney Pier.

What’s Included:

  • Admission to the Fortress of Louisbourg.
  • Free time to explore the fortress and its exhibit buildings.

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Requirements & Restrictions: Guests must be able to walk over uneven surfaces, including crushed gravel and unpaved walkways.

What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, light jacket or sweater, sunscreen, hat, and umbrella depending on weather.