Louisbourg, Nova Scotia is home to the historic jewel, the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Here, you can experience what life was like in the bustling French fortified town of Louisbourg in 1744.
From the freshest Atlantic seafood to inspiring seaside hikes – Louisbourg has something for everyone to enjoy. You might choose to spend the day combing a secluded beach, go on a geocaching hunt at the fortress, or go scuba diving among shipwrecks. As the sun goes down, take in live entertainment at the Louisbourg Playhouse or a serene sunset. After all that fresh sea air, you will sleep soundly here on Cape Breton’s east coast and awake to another day of possibility.
You can discover our culture and heritage in the most unexpected places. You can find traditional and modern arts & crafts, live music & theatre performance, architecture, and archeology – we invite you to take a closer look!
One of the busiest crab and lobster fishing villages in the Maritimes, Louisbourg Wharf is the perfect place to watch the day’s catch coming in. Enjoy fresh seafood like you have never tasted before!
Find your perfect place to relax – Louisbourg offers a variety of quality accommodations to make your stay a pleasure, with all the amenities you need to feel at home.
As you might expect, our rugged coastal setting offers up plenty of outdoor adventure, with brilliant hiking and biking trails or take to the sea for fishing, boating or wreck diving fun. The wildlife of Cape Breton can be found just outside your doorstep.
Louisbourg Nova Scotia is located on eastern Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada. After crossing the Canso Causeway onto Cape Breton Island from mainland Nova Scotia, follow either Route 4, the scenic and shorter route, or Route 105, the highway option which takes a little longer.
Click the menu icon on the map to see driving routes to Louisbourg as well as locations such as the North Sydney Ferry and Sydney Airport.