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Tour the Fortress of Louisbourg and visit the town for a BBQ!

Fortress of Louisbourg

Join the celebration July 1, at the largest National Historic Site in Canada! The Fortress of Louisbourg welcomes visitors and local residents alike with free entry on this special day. First the territory of the Mi’kmaw people, this area was established as a French colony from 1713 to 1758 and was home to French, English, Acadian, Basque, German, Scottish, Irish, and African people. Explore this diverse history while enjoying the first day of our 2022 Peak Season activities, including cannon firings, a public punishment, Mi’kmaw storytelling, and more. Take a harbor-side stroll on the Old Town trail or enjoy the historic, sandy beaches at Kennington Cove. Purchase a ticket for one of our special programs and imagine yourself a resident of Louisbourg 300 years ago: fire a musket, be a prisoner for the day, sample an 18th-century rum punch, or even spend the night in a period-style tent. Let history come to life!

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Town of Louisbourg

Join us as we celebrate Canada’s 155th Birthday!

The festivities will take place from 2:00-4:30 pm at the S and L Railway Station in Louisbourg.

The Opening Ceremony will include: the singing of O’ Canada, raising of the flag, cutting of the birthday cake, remarks by various special guests & more!

Also, featuring: Children’s games & activities, bounce houses, pony rides, free BBQ for all to enjoy, a performance by “JD & the Smokey Mountain Trio” & more!

Free admission to this event

We hope you can join us as we celebrate Canada’s 155th Birthday!


Free admission!

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