The community of Louisbourg is located on the historic southeast coast of Cape Breton Island. Louisbourg is famous for its rich culture and heritage, magnificent ocean views and warm hospitable people.
”This is a beautiful island and a well-protected harbour. But the best thing about Louisbourg is the hospitality”
The community of Louisbourg is located on the historic southeast coast of Cape Breton Island. Louisbourg is famous for its rich culture and heritage, magnificent ocean views and warm hospitable people. The region boasts French, English, Scottish and Mi'kmaq heritage melded with a fascinating history of sailing ships and shipwrecks. Along with taking a step back in time, visitors to the region enjoy sandy beaches, hiking, dining, live entertainment, shopping plus so much more.
Each year thousands of visitors explore the largest reconstruction project in North America; 18th century French Fortress of Louisbourg, making it one of Canada’s more treasured historic attractions. Let us arrange a tour for you or take a walk back in time at Fortress Louisbourg’s Ghost Walk Tours or Murder Mystery escapades.
Enjoy our many festivals including the Annual Crab Fest and the Fête de Saint Louis which offer lowl residents and visitors an experience to remember. An evening of entertainment can also be had at the Sydney & Louisbourg Railway Museum or at the Louisbourg Playhouse, featuring musical and theatrical talent from across Cape Breton Island.
A visit to Louisbourg is not complete without a visit to the Louisbourg Lighthouse, offering a trail that runs along the seacoast; a dream for hiking enthusiasts. You can spend many pleasant hours walking along the coast from the lighthouse to Kennington Cove.
Plan to stay for two or three days in Louisbourg and surrounding area to experience our historic corner of the world where many firsts have occurred including Marconi’s first transatlantic wireless message, North America’s first Scottish settlement, Alexander Graham Bell’s place of discovery, North America’s first Boy Scout troop, first coal mine and Canada’s first lighthouse.
For further information on Louisbourg & Area, we invite you to visit www.louisbourgtourism.com