Curvy roads, gorgeous lookout points, and bits of history make this a great tour! From Sydney to Cape Smokey, we sightsee along the scenic Cabot Trail on this tour that celebrates all things Cape Breton.
Fortress of Louisbourg Tour
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Up to 13 passengers
Please bring water for the trip
Free Wifi On Bus
- Shared Van Tour
- Per Passenger
- Private Tour
- 1-6 Passengers
- 7-13 Passengers
Explore Inside This French Fortress
Forty-five minutes from Sydney is the fortress of Louisbourg, a French fortress that has been reconstructed as it was in the 18th century. It is North America’s largest reconstruction project and is operated and maintained by Parks Canada. It depicts the life and culture of the early French settlers and offers some of the most unique experiences on the entire island. Fire an antique musket or learn how to fire a cannon as they did 300 years ago! There are even tours for tasting Fortress Rum.
Visitors of the fortress will find it easy to self-direct their tour and lots of handy brochures and maps are provided. You should give yourself two to three hours to do the tour properly and be sure to wear comfortable shoes and take a warm sweater. Step back in time with this one-of-a-kind Cape Breton, Nova Scotia experience.
- Please disembark your ship as soon as possible after docking. Your guide will be waiting for you
- Please bring money/credit card for lunch and beverages. We will incorporate a stop, but the cost of food and beverages is not included in the price of the tour
- You may also want to have cash/credit cards for souvenirs. Some of the museums have gift shops
- The order of this itinerary may change
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Your guide will meet you at the dock as soon as you pass through the security gate on the dock. Just go to your left, and they will be wearing a red shirt and holding a Blackwood Tours sign. You will have 30 minutes to find your guide. We ask that you exit the ship as soon as you can so nobody is waiting too long to start their tour.