Temporary site closure

To align with the new public health measures for Nova Scotia, effective Wednesday, April 28th, the reconstructed townsite at the Fortress of Louisbourg will be closed to the public for the next two weeks, until May 12th. Green spaces will remain open, outside of the reconstructed site. These spaces include the Lighthouse Trail and the Old Town Trail.

Please remember, Nova Scotians can only gather indoors or outdoors with their household bubble, which is the people they live with. Mandatory masking is also required outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained, including playgrounds and parks.

The health and safety of our visitors and team members is Parks Canada’s top priority. We will continue to keep the public updated through our Facebook page and website—please keep checking either source for the most up-to-date information.

French soldiers march down the streets of the town as ladies dance in formal parlours. Cannon fire shakes the ground as harpsichord tunes mingle with baking bread aromas drifting from the stone bakery. Step through Louisbourg’s fortress walls and time-warp back to the 1700s. Chat with fishermen, sailors and servants. Sip rum and watch lace-making as children play 300-year-old games and stew simmers on an open-hearth fire. It’s so real, it seems surreal.


Hours of operation

October 13, 2020 to May 23, 2021
Open Monday to Friday
(except statutory holidays)
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

May 24 to October 11, 2021
Open daily
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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October 13, 2020 to May 23, 2021
Adult: $7.40
Senior: $6.10
Youth: free

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