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Louisbourg Lighthouse


55 Havenside Road

902-733-3552


Overview

Admire the natural beauty of the Atlantic Ocean and gaze upon the red-and-white beacon that watches over the bay. Lighthouse Point is the site of the first lighthouse in Canada, which was built in 1734. The lighthouse that looks out over the Louisbourg harbour these days is the fourth one built on the site and is nearly 100 years old.

Pause for a moment to smell the salty air, watch for fishing boats, and listen to the sound of waves crashing – or is that the thunder of cannons echoing from the past? Travel back to a time when Louisbourg was a bustling port and the lighthouse provided guidance for travelling vessels in the night.

Enjoy a gentle 2-kilometre walk along the Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail – a looped trail with unsurpassed vistas and interpretive panels explaining the area’s significance, including its flora and fauna.

Stop for lunch at the picnic area as you head out. Look across the water and cherish the view of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site – the largest historical reconstruction in North America.

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