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Louisbourg Area

Let your spirit of adventure guide you to Louisbourg, where the land and sea connect to make a truly unique town. Our history is as rich as our fishery. Savour fresh crab, lobster or indulge in other culinary delights at our restaurants and cafés while you watch fishermen sail beyond our harbour, past the Fortress of Louisbourg. After dinner, embrace the night life at the Louisbourg Playhouse and be delighted by some of Cape Breton’s finest entertainers.

Stories about the Island, by Locals and Visitors

Oh The Things You’ll See

Explore a 300-year-old Fortress, rebuilt and come to life. Savour our seafood legacy —caught, cooked, and shelled fresh from the pot. Explore our coastal trails, beaches and boardwalks fishing villages, wild shores and our historic lighthouse. Step back in time—and into our community—with every visit to the Louisbourg area.


Featured Listings

Rum: The Spirit of Louisbourg

Region: Louisbourg Area

Community: Louisbourg

Discover the taste and aroma of Fortress™ Rum and the story of this drink made from sugar. Sample an authentic rum punch recipe and learn ...

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Louisbourg Playhouse

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Region: Louisbourg Area

Community: Louisbourg

Live theatre and Cape Breton music in a 17th-century-style theatre. One of the most unique entertainment venues in Nova Scotia. ...

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Wake up in the past with the Fortress of Louisbourg’s featured experience, 18th Century Camping! Camp under the stars, safe inside the Fortress walls, and experience what night life it was like 300 years ago.

Culture Fête is an annual Signature Event takes place in the Louisbourg Area over 3 days every July. Experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the 18th century as the streets of Louisbourg come alive in a market atmosphere during this vibrant family friednly festival.

Illustrated map of Cape Breton Island

Easy to Find. Hard to Leave.

There are direct flights to Sydney from Toronto and Montreal and from other North American and European cities via Halifax. If traveling by ground, the Trans-Canada Highway 104 leads to Cape Breton Island.

Getting Here and Around