Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit a park or site you are investing in its future — and in a legacy for future generations.

The following definitions apply to entry and service fee categories unless otherwise specified

Adult - Person 18 to 64 years of age
Senior - Person 65 years of age or over
Youth - Person 6 to 17 years of age
Family/Group - Up to seven people arriving in a single vehicle in a national park

Free admission for youth 17 and under



Daily - Peak Season

*Adult$ 18.75
*Senior$ 16.00
*Commercial Group, per person$ 16.00
Available from July 1st until September 15, 2022.

Daily (Reduced Level of Service)

*Adult$ 8.00
*Senior$ 6.50
*Commercial Group, per person$ 6.75
Available from May 22 to June 30, 2023 and from September 16 to October 9, 2023.

Daily - Low Season

*Adult$ 8.00
*Senior$ 6.50
*Commercial Group, per person$ 6.75
Available from October 10, 2023 until May 22, 2024.


*Adult$ 37.50
*Senior$ 32.00

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

*Adult$ 72.25
*Senior$ 61.75
*Family/Group$ 145.25


One Night

*Lartigue House$ 128.00
*18th Century Equipped Camping$ 74.75
The Guardhouse$ 96.00
The Prison$ 96.00
The Military Barracks$ 26.75


Dark Sky Kit Rental, per night$ 5.00
Propane canister, per canister$ 8.62


Guided Programs

Private Tour, per group$ 102.00

School Programs

Guided Tour and Treasure Hunt$ 5.34
Name That Thing$ 5.34
Culture Caches$ 5.34
Journey Through Time$ 5.34
Species at Risk at Fortress of Louisbourg$ 5.34

Enhanced Program

Time Travel, per person$ 14.34
Fire a cannon: Have a blast at Louisbourg!, per person$ 63.13
Fire a musket: Have a ball at Louisbourg!, per person$ 39.46
Prisoner of the Day, per person$ 40.15
Guided tour, per person$ 5.25
Motorized guided tour, per person$ 10.95
Rookie Tour (children’s tour), per personne$ 12.21
Healing Gardens, per person$ 10.31

Free admission for youth 17 and under

As of January 1, 2018, admission to Parks Canada places for youth 17 and under is free! There’s no better time to create lasting memories with the whole family.


What is free?

Admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada will be provided free of charge.

Free admission for youth only applies to places managed by Parks Canada. It does not apply to provincial parks, territorial parks, municipal and private parks, nor to the many historic sites not managed by Parks Canada.

Please refer to the full list of Parks Canada places before you plan your visit to take advantage of free admission for youth.

What is not free?

Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission for youth at our parks and sites, however regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as:

  • Camping, backcountry and other accommodations
  • Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
  • Northern Park Backcountry Camping and Excursion Permit
  • Lockage
  • Mooring
  • Reservation fees
  • Guided tours and hikes and programs not usually included with admission
  • Some special event fees
  • Firewood
  • Backcountry overnight use

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please verify with the location you will be visiting for more information.

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