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To help you plan your visit, here is a list of our "top ten" recommended things to see and do in Louisbourg:

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Loutisbourg Fortress
1. Fortress of Louisbourg
2. Louisbourg Lighthouse
3. Our Picturesque Harbour
4. Kennington Cove Beach
5. Louisbourg Playhouse
6. Kennelly Point Look-off
7. Simon Point Nature Trail
8. S&L Railway Museum
6. The Lighthouse Trail
10. A Race Through Time

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Lighthouse
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Simon Point Nature Trail

This easy walking trail is located about a mile beyond the Fortress, on the way to Kennington Cove. It leads to a stunning stretch of coastline on Gabarus Bay, where the British fleet anchored prior to the sieges of Louisbourg. As compared to the lighthouse shore's high rock faces, the shoreline here is equally scenic but very different, having stretches of rolling grey-blue beach rocks and driftwood.

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S&L Railway Museum

This grouping of buildings and train cars includes a turn-of-the-century train station that today houses the Sydney & Louisbourg Railway Museum. Exhibits include artifacts, models and photographs, which provide a fascinating glimpse of the railway in its heyday and of Louisbourg’s role as a major coal-shipping terminal and seaport from the late 1800s and early 1900s through to the 1950s.

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A Race Through Time

A featured race in the Run Nova Scotia series, the Race Through Time is a fun and unusual 8-mile run held in mid-August. It proceeds from present-day Louisbourg to the national park along the shore of the harbour, past Black Rock, the site of the 18th-century gallows, then through the streets of the Fortress and out through its gates, looping back to modern-day Louisbourg.

Additional information can be found on the following Web sites:

  • Fortress of Louisbourg



  • Louisbourg Playhouse



  • A Race Through Time







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