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Fortress of Louisbourg - Canada Day

58 Wolfe Street


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Canada Day 

Join us to celebrate July 1, at the largest historical reconstruction in North America! 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 harbour-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, or even spend the night in a period house! Let history come to life. Don’t forget to stop in the modern town of Louisbourg for community events and activities as well.

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