It’s fun to see where dinner starts!
See daily catches of lobster and crab being offloaded at the Louisbourg waterfront and then, dine in one of the local restaurants understanding just how your culinary treat came to your table.
Each day (around noon to 2 p.m.) lobster boats return to the harbour after a morning of fishing the rocky Louisbourg shores. From the lighthouse, the Lighthouse Trail or Simon Point , you may even get a chance to watch the boats haul their traps close to shore between daylight and noon.
Crab boats fishing further offshore (8 to 80 miles from port) land their catches at various times throughout the day.
There are no designated viewing locations for observing the landings but there are numerous private wharves and one public wharf where workers and fishermen are happy to tell you about the fishery and provide unique picture-taking opportunities.
Please remember that you enter any of these wharf areas at your own risk so always exercise caution and courtesy.