Blogs from Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, North America


North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Louisbourg August 30th 2016

Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, 30 August 2016 Our hotel the Louisbourg Fortress Inn also had a nice restaurant so after a tipple of malbec in our hotel room we had dinner over more great conversation. The next morning after packing up, we headed for the highlight of this historic town of Louisbourg. The Fortress of Louisbourg located about a half hour's drive away, is a reconstruction of the 18th century fortified French town whose presence plagued the British colonies of New England. From 2005 they have rebuilt the Fortress City from scratch. Many archaeological digs have occurred over the decades and 1000s of pieces of information uncovered, facilitating the reconstruction of some of the life of the people of the 18th century fortified city. We were bussed to the fortress from the large Visitor’s Centre. After walking ... read more
Louisebourg Fortress on Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia (18)
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North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Louisbourg August 10th 2010

Last Day of Vacation.... We woke up and decided to try a different Puffin Tour boat. We drove to Big Bras d'Or hoping Bird Island Tour Boats would have two available seats. Success! :) The boat set off at approximately 10:15 a.m. The boat was operated by Captain Van Schaick and his son. They both enthusiastically shared information about all the birds and seals we would see at the Bird Islands. We saw Atlantic Puffins, Bald Eagles, many Great and Double Crested Cormorants, Blue Herons, and Grey Seals. On the return trip we even saw Northern Gannets diving for fish, rare for this far south. We then headed to the Fortress of Louisbourg. This is a 1744 historic reconstruction of a French fort, the largest in North America. People were dressed in period clothing and demonstrated ... read more
Boat Tour
Bald Eagle
Great Cormorant

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Louisbourg July 12th 2007

Today we got up and got breakfast with Daniel and his kids at the Days Gone By Bakery in Guysborough. Then we all drove a few hours to the Fortress of Louisbourg at Cape Breton Island. The Fort really gave me an idea of visualizing the time period of 1700’s Nova Scotia. And it is a French Fort as well, so it’s very much the look our movie will have. It was a foggy and wet day but it really added to the mood of the place and the people that dressed up in costume at the Fort were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I met several soldiers of the Fort, including Soldier Spencer, who has a email address as well! So I guess the French were planning for the future when they installed a T1 ... read more

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Louisbourg July 19th 2006

July19, 20, 2006. It was to be a 14 hour ferry ride that turned into 18 hours, one long day. We are back to N. Sydney, Nova Scotia. The mail, in the Maritimes and Atlantic Canada, has not been great, last year in Alberta and British Columbia it was more efficient. Oh well, we don’t need anything and it all can wait. July 21, 2006. N. Sydney to Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. The fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada, was once a busy fortified seaport. From its founding by the French in1713 to its abandonment by the British in 1768, Louisbourg was a place of significance in the Franco-British struggle fore empire. The history goes like this, the French founded Louisbourg, (no mention of the natives that lived here forever),in 1713 and established a ... read more
Joseph and Clara Smallwood, our very long ferry boat ride.
View from the ferry on our way back Nova Scotia
Sunset on the Atlantic

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