Explore this place that stands at the crossroads of Canadian natural and cultural history.

A star under the stars, the fortification is located on the New Brunswick side of the Chignecto isthmus and on the edge of the Bay of Fundy. Already well established in the 18th century, the site became the scene of three acts of war between France and Great Britain, the deportation of the Acadians and the tearing apart of British North America.

In the heart of Mi'kma'ki, in the Chignecto isthmus, come and experience these great currents of history in one place, cradled by the tides and of inescapable beauty.

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June 18 to September 5, 2022
Visitor Reception Centre open from 9 am to 5 pm

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Sites nearby

  • Beaubassin and Fort Lawrence National Historic Sites

    A thriving Acadian settlement here became a pivotal site in the struggle between Great Britain and France for control of the Isthmus of Chignecto region.

  • Fort Gaspareaux National Historic Site

    Built by French troops in 1751 to prevent the English from penetrating the Chignecto Isthmus, Fort Gaspareaux served particularly as a provisioning base for the forts of Acadia.

  • Monument Lefebvre National Historic Site

    The Monument-Lefebvre is a 19th century heritage building where visitors experience the triumphs of the Acadians through artefacts, film, performances, and the permanent exhibit, “Reflections of a Journey – The Odyssey of the Acadian People.”

  • Fundy National Park

    The world’s highest tides await visitors at Fundy National Park. Kayak on the Bay of Fundy, explore the seafloor when the tide recedes, hike or bike through native Acadian forests and more at one of Canada’s best-known national parks.

  • Kouchibouguac National Park

    Golden sand dunes, estuaries brimming with life, warm ocean beaches, Mi’kmaq and Acadian culture, the starry spectacle of a Dark Sky Preserve and snowbound winter activities weave together the compelling tapestry of Kouchibouguac National Park.