Travel Blogs from Louisbourg, Canada

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A fort and a fiddle, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

A fort and a fiddle

A travel blog entry by sanmutsch

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... fast food!)  When registering at the campground, the owner made us aware of a concert happening just up the road at Louisbourg Playhouse.  I checked it out and thought it would be a great "treat" for Chloe's birthday.  We were not ...

Day #7...wow this bread takes like a rock, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Day #7...wow this bread takes like a rock

A travel blog entry by mckelsos

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Today was a great day! Heidi slept in so jay and heidi went on adventure at 9:30 to find a tim hortons to bring back the family for breaky. The excursion took about 45 minutes even though it was only 4 blocks away. The main problem is there is no walking ...

Another Six Hour Ferry Ride To Nova Scotia, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Another Six Hour Ferry Ride To Nova Scotia

A travel blog entry by awos1244

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... of Louisbourg National Historic Park is the crown jewel of the Canadian Park Service and the largest historical reconstruction in Canada. Fortresse Louisbourg was built to protect France's interests in the new world and to serve as the center of its ...

Back in  time to 1744., Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Back in time to 1744.

A travel blog entry by brentandjo

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... for the year. We had beautiful weather, but it is still cold, only about 11 degrees C. We came to Louisbourg to see the fortress, Parks Canada have done a great job in recreating on the original fortress site the French fortress town of Louisbourg. The ...

Cape Breton, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Cape Breton

A travel blog entry by ainel

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... going on all over the place. We spent so long watching everything that we didn't see half the place. - A little history - Louisbourg Fort is where the French set up their first line of defence in New France against invasion. Although the soldiers ...

A visit to Historic Louisbourg, Fort Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

A visit to Historic Louisbourg

A travel blog entry by wendyandbrian

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... 30 million dollars to date)- in some areas, visitors walk on cobblestone that was used by the original residents of Louisbourg. Throughout the whole town, tourists can interact with people dressed in period costume. We were very impressed with the level ...

Traveling back in Time., Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Traveling back in Time.

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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Yesterday I got up early for the drive to the Fortress at Louisbourg hoping to beat the tour buses and masses of tourist. I get there around 9h30 and am on one of the first shuttles to the fort from the welcome center. As the other visitors stop at the ...

Looking Aboard, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Looking Aboard

A travel blog entry by cucumberqueen

... cove beach washed up most of our day. The scenery and salt water is revitalising. At night mom and I attended the Louisbourg playhouse and paricipated in listening to some acadian and local artists music. The one musician who I found cute was engaged but ...

This ghost town is officially open tomorrow, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

This ghost town is officially open tomorrow

A travel blog entry by kimrobinson

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... in the arse - as I'm sure a few of you who know me well, might have noticed.) Just as were were driving back through Louisbourg we noticed a sign for a lobster restaurant on the harbour front so headed down - more thinking it would be at least a view over ...

Reliving History at Louisbourg, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Reliving History at Louisbourg

A travel blog entry by craig.d.work

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Today we did not rush out of the cabin. As our main plan for the day was to check out Louisbourg (a Parks Canada National Park) and return to the cabin for a second night, we figured we didn't have to leave first thing in the morning. We were on the road ...

Fahrt nach Louisbourg, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Fahrt nach Louisbourg

A travel blog entry by swissbear

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... warmen Cabin verbracht hatten, gönnten wir uns noch ein warmes Frühstück mit Spiegeleier und Speck. Da das Wetter garstig war, fuhren mit kleinen Umwegen Richtung Louisbourg. Dort angekommen, konnten wir an der Küste die raue See von nahem ...

homeward bound, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

homeward bound

A travel blog entry by sirene

Looks like we are headed home. Immediately. A tent pole broke and my bank account is frozen for some reason. I have $200 sitting there that I cant access and no more tent so its a sign that its time to go home now. Hopefully I will be home by ...

Blast from the past - Louisbourg Fortress, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Blast from the past - Louisbourg Fortress

A travel blog entry by knightc

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... and the fortress walls in the distance.    We stopped at a fisherman's house first.  The colony at Louisbourg was important in supplying cod to the starving Roman Catholic masses back home in France.  The fishermen dried and salted ...

Tour Fortress Louisbourg, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Tour Fortress Louisbourg

A travel blog entry by karengilmore

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Today we awake to a wonderful sunny day and danny walks to the processing plant beside campground and buys cooked Snow crab legs for $6 a pound. This will be our dinner! Then bike over to the Fortress for opening. Take a 1 hour guided tour of this 1750;s ...

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A "different drive" to Louisbourg

A travel blog entry by karengilmore

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Leave Pictou and head for Louisbourg. Travel across this part of Nova Scotia is on a highway straight across the peninsula to Cape Breton Island and I mean Straight... they do not even try to curve around mountains they just go straight up and straight ...

Louisbourg Fortification, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Louisbourg Fortification

A travel blog entry by sharyn-jim

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... . Attacking with 13,100 troops supported by a 14,000 crew on board 150 ships, a British army captured the fortress in seven weeks. Determined that Louisbourg would never again become a fortified French base, the British demolished the fortress walls. ...

Day 2 Louisbourg, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Day 2 Louisbourg

A travel blog entry by mauigirl

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... some late night wedding festivities....we finally get up and check out to head out for some breakfast.  Game plan is to head to Louisbourg to hit up the Crabfest.  I hate crab.  The whole town smelled of seafood because of it, but it was ...

Louisbourgh 300, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Louisbourgh 300

A travel blog entry by northlandexp

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... mist off the ocean was so heavy we thought it had rained over night. It was 9 o'clock when we started our journey toward Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. Prior to leaving Chantelle and I took a Benadryl to help us with our allergies. Not a good idea when you are ...

What do Morse Code, Rain & Fiddles have in common?, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

What do Morse Code, Rain & Fiddles have in common?

A travel blog entry by beanthere

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... I got soaked just walking the one block from the restaurant to the campground.  Right next to the campground is the Louisbourg Playhouse.  It was constructed at the Fortress of Louisbourg by Walt Disney Studios for the moved Squanto: A Warrior's ...

Come here Mr. Watson, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Come here Mr. Watson

A travel blog entry by tom1100

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... was equipped with leather seating, large tv and treadmill. The views were nice. We went down to see the Louisbourg Lighthouse (the original was the 1st in Canada). Also, saw the open North Atlantic Ocean in its fury. Had great lobster dinner (some of ...

Historic Sites of Cape Breton, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Historic Sites of Cape Breton

A travel blog entry by normandsharon

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... Succession. Once settled they thrived on the fishing industry and, once again, became an important seaport for the French in Atlantic Canada. By 1760 Louisbourg was back in the hands of the English (sorry no photos).   It was an interesting way to ...

FORTRESS and town built in 1700s, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

FORTRESS and town built in 1700s

A travel blog entry by narf48

Rebuilding of 1/4 of the fortress and city-complete with "costumed" staff made it easy to travel back in time.  Had a traditional meal of fish or meat pie with steamed carrots and turnips. All served in one bowl/plate and one spoon with which to eat ...

History can be interesting, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

History can be interesting

A travel blog entry by crosscanada2010

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Today we got up to cold, windy weather but no matter what, we were going to see the Louisbourg Fortress.  We arrived at the info centre about 10am and a bus took a bunch of us out to the fortress.  As we walked into the site, the wind was ...

Almost caught up!, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Almost caught up!

A travel blog entry by pentakus

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... has been so educational!  So, anyway, we did manage to get full, and packed up our moist laundry and headed for Louisbourg National Whatever you call it park thingy.  Okay, so not that educational... Impressive!  Even in the "off season" ...

A day back in history...Louisbourg Fortress, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

A day back in history...Louisbourg Fortress

A travel blog entry by goodall5

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... moved everyone off the land to restore and build Louisbourg.  Both her and her husband are descendants of original workers at Louisbourg, helped in the restoration and now work there full time in the summer.  We could have listened to her for ...

Fortress of Louisbourg, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Fortress of Louisbourg

A travel blog entry by bearethere

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Arriving in the Fortress of Louisbourg we took the bus provided which drives you to the actual buildings at the coast. A uniformed guard is waiting as you approach the gate. He is clothed as though it is 1745 and he represents the French in New France at ...

Jim & June's Odyssey 100530 - Louisbourg, NS, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Jim & June's Odyssey 100530 - Louisbourg, NS

A travel blog entry by jimcabay

... historical architecture which proves the existence of the diverse cultures in the area. I was impressed with the town of Louisbourg.  Jagged rock formations believed to be the oldest in North America and formed by volcanic activity are visible along ...

1744 French Port, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

1744 French Port

A travel blog entry by catndeano

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... before heading off to Louisbourg. We arrived into Louisbourg around 9.00am and headed to a campsite that was walking distance from the Louisbourg Historical Fort and checked in. This has to be the earliest we've ever checked into a campsite and we were ...

Cape Breton, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Cape Breton

A travel blog entry by npleblanc

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... result moved our sailing time up to 7:30am. So we decided to hit the road early by leaving a day early to visit Fortress Louisbourg, another spot that we had always wanted to visit. It is the largest reconstruction of a historic site in North America, and ...

Day 17 - Fun in 1744, Louisbourg, Canada travel blog

Day 17 - Fun in 1744

A travel blog entry by kann2010

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It was just under an hour drive from our beautiful campground back to the Fortress of Louisbourg.  After you pay (or use your Parks Canada Discovery Pass!) you take a shuttle bus to the actual fortress.  It's a French fortress, built from 1713 ...

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