Skip to main content

Louisbourg Old Town Trail

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Trip Advisor Rating Based on 3 Reviews

Highway 22, near the Parks Canada Visitor Centre

902-733-3552



Our walking trails, which help tell the stories of Louisbourg, are located outside the walls of the Fortress of Louisbourg including areas across the harbour and along the shores of the North Atlantic. Use of these trails is at your own risk.

There are no gates to consider when accessing the Old Town Trail.

Located on Route 22 just past the Royal Battery Trail, this 2.25 kilometre (1.4 mile) walk along the shore of Louisbourg Harbour takes visitors through what is known locally as Old Town, telling its story, from 300 years ago to present day, through a series of interpretive panels. 

Ending at the causeway, the trail brings visitors into the 18th century, to the place where the original fortified town once stood. 

Impressive views of the Fortress of Louisbourg and the harbour can be enjoyed along this historic trail. 

Bicycles are not permitted on the Old Town Trail. Wheelchair accessible. Parking is available. Open daily.

Nearby Things To Do

Explorer's Cottage

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Boularderie

Explorer’s Cottage is a 4,000-square-foot, four-bedroom cottage with a refined interior, located in the heart of Cape Breton Island, c...


46.2032 -60.4489

Governor's Pub & Eatery

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Trip Advisor Rating 1257 Reviews

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

Chef Ardon Mofford, award-winning chef and Cape Breton’s culinary leader welcomes you to Governors Pub & Eatery. This local ingredient...


46.1397 -60.1959

Wolvespack Cottage

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Trip Advisor Rating 4 Reviews

Region: Louisbourg Area

Community: Louisbourg

2 rooms (Q), ensuite 3-pc (S) & pvt 4-pc baths, SaTV, DVD, hairdryer. Full breakfast. Oceanfront home; hiking trail, bikes, kayaks. 5 km...


45.9297 -59.9367

Spanish Bay Inn

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Trip Advisor Rating 104 Reviews

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

5 Queen suites and 6 apartment suites (Q,D): ensuite 3-pc or 4-pc bath, CBTV, phone (free local calls), high-speed Internet, A/C. Compliment...


46.139 -60.1958

Christie's Bed & Breakfast

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Trip Advisor Rating 1 Reviews

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney Forks

Christie’s Bed & Breakfast is located in on a very private 3-acre treed lot on a lake in Sydney Forks, Cape Breton Island.  Enjoy...


46.0656 -60.2946

Related Stories