Louisbourg Travel Guide

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    Louisbourg
    by Jim_Eliason
  • Louisbourg
    Louisbourg
    by Jim_Eliason
  • Louisbourg
    Louisbourg
    by Jim_Eliason

Louisbourg Things to Do

  • Sadly rather neglected.

    Readers of other pages of mine will know that I have a love for all things to do with railways which is possibly due in part to my paternal grandfather having worked on the railways in Northern Ireland all his adult life. Similarly I will never pass up a chance to visit a railway Museum and so it was that we pulled in here whilst driving out of...

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  • My kind of pub.

    On a wander round Loiusbourg one evening (and there is not really that much to wander round) we happened upon this place which is advertised on the same sign variously as the Fortress Inn and Jake's Lounge and continental breakfast. Well, it was the evening and so breakfast wasn't really a consideration whether it was continental or not as all I...

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  • Pleasant place for a drink.

    I love Nova Scotia, simple as that. There is, however, one thing that causes me no end of confusion about the place and that is the simply unfathomable licensing laws. I really have no idea what century or even millenium they came out of and I had a few interesting experiences with them. This is yet another case in point.My travelling companion and...

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  • Disappointingly Disney.

    The main reason for people to visit Louisbourg is undoubtedly to see the Fortress albeit the town itself is pleasant enough as I hope my other tips have shown. My travelling companion RavensWing and I duly headed the couple of miles out of town to the site, well at least we thought it was the site but actually it isn't. We parked up in one of the...

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  • The very first.

    As the very name suggests the Maritime Provinces are inextricably bound to the North Atlantic that laps their shores. Whilst often beautiful these can be extremely treacherous waters, not least for the appalling and very frequent fogs that plague shipping in the region. It is therefore hardly surprising that Nova Scotia has as many lighthouses as...

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  • Louisbourg Fortress

    The primary reason to come to Louisbourg is its reconstruction of the 18th century French fort that was France's main bulwark against English encroachment in Nova Scotia. The site is reconstructed and has numerous re-enactors to give you a feel for life in French colonial Louisbourg.

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  • The Best Place for Seafood

    The Grubsteak is an excellent restuarant with a real fishermans feel. Located on the main road, beside the town dairy, it is an excellent spot to eat seafood or any meal. It may seem classy and up scale, but as many restuarant down east it is not! The food is amazing for any ocassion. One dish I just loved while visiting the Grubsteak was the...

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  • As authentic as they're allowed to serve...

    In the fortress, there's an olde-style public house that serves food that the settlers here may have eaten. Mead isn't legal, so you can't drink old-school beer, but they do give you fresh-caught fish roasted to perfection and served au natural -- eyes and all -- for you to pick the meat out of it. The potatoes come as mash, and the soup is...

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Louisbourg Sports & Outdoors

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    by Jim_Eliason Written Aug 11, 2014

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    With 5 and 9 Km options, this trail winds along dramatic cliffs along the coast starting at the lighthouse. Well worth it if in Louisbourg!

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