Top things to do in Louisbourg

Top Choice Historic Site in Louisbourg

Louisbourg National Historic Site

You'll need at least a few hours to fully explore this extraordinary historic site that faithfully re-creates the Louisbourg Fortress as it was in 1744, right down to the people – costumed thespians take their chara…
Lighthouse in Louisbourg

Louisbourg Lighthouse

Canada's first lighthouse was built on this wild, rugged and extremely scenic site in 1734. The present lighthouse, a handsome concrete structure, was opened in 1923. You can't enter the lighthouse, but it's worth a…
Seafood in Louisbourg

Beggar's Banquet

Finally, here's a chance for you to get into period costume and gorge on a feast of local seafood in a replicated 18th-century tavern. There's a choice of four delicious and copious mains, including crab and lobster…
Canadian in Louisbourg


This informal restaurant is the best place to eat in town. The menu features burger platters at lunch and pastas and fresh seafood for dinner.
Theater in Louisbourg

Louisbourg Playhouse

A cast of young local musicians entertain all summer long in this 17th-century-style theater.