Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site is OPEN

Parks Canada staff have been working hard and we are excited to welcome you back!


What is open

  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • Lighthouse Road
  • Louisbourg Old Town Trail
  • Royal Battery Trail

What is closed

  • Kennington Cove Road will remain closed for the rest of the season
  • The Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail
    • The trail was significantly impacted by Hurricane Fiona and is unsafe for public use. Parts of the trail sustained extreme damage, with sections of the trail completely eroded away. Accessing the trail poses a significant risk to public safety.
  • Ruins Walk

Please take caution while enjoying our beautiful scenery; obey all signage and stay off the trail to ensure your safety and the safety of all of our visitors.


Hurricane damage at the Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail where large sections of the trail used to be located - Ocotber 7, 2022

Lighthouse Trail after Hurricane Fiona
Lighthouse Trail after Hurricane Fiona