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North America > Canada > Atlantic Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Louisbourg


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Louisbourg is a village on the south-east coast of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.

Get in[edit]

Highway 22 is the main road in and out of town.

Get around[edit]


  • [formerly dead link] Fortress of Louisbourg, 259 Park Service Rd, +1 902 733-2280. Louisbourg. This is a reconstruction of the 18th-century fortified French town whose presence plagued the British colonies of New England. Its busy harbour was once one of France's most signifiant economic and military assets in North America. If you enjoy the colonial restoration at Williamsburg in the United States, don't miss Louisbourg. 1 May-30 Jun, 9:30AM-5PM. 1 Jul-31 Aug, 9AM-5PM. 1 Sep-15 Oct, 9:30AM-5PM. Closed 1 Nov-3 Apr.
  • Louisbourg Playhouse, 11 Aberdeen St (Aberdeen & Commercial St), +1 902 733-2996, e-mail: . Local entertainment venue with nightly shows (theatre, music, comedy) throughout the summer.
  • S&L Railway Museum, +1 902 733-2720. Open daily from 9AM-5PM from mid-May to mid-Oct, with longer hours (8AM-8PM) in July and August. Small museum about the Sydney & Louisbourg Railway.
  • The Louisbourg Lighthouse







Go next[edit]

Routes through Louisbourg
Sydney ← Jct Nova Scotia Route 255.svg N  N Nova Scotia 22.svg S  END

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