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Photo: Louisbourg Fortress Quay Historic Buildings

Historic buildings dating back to the eighteenth century, line the Quay at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in Canada.

The Quay at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia is a historic place which comes to life during the summer months when thousands of tourists come to this attraction to view life as it was in the eighteenth century. Rue Toulouse and Rue Royale are streets surrounding the Quay which features theme centres focusing on the daily lives of the people of Louisbourg in 1744.

Costumed interpreters make this reconstructed fortress come alive where visitors can explore the homes, gardens, exhibits and historic buildings. Some of the events displayed throughout the day are of the cannon gun firing, dancing demonstrations together with the musical instruments, cooking demonstrations, military processions and stories told by the interpreters of the history of Louisbourg.

Most of these events are held in the Quay, ... continue below the picture...


Louisbourg Fortress Quay Historic Buildings

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Louisbourg Fortress Quay Historic Buildings
Photo of tourists exploring the historic buildings in the Quay at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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... as this is a main area of the fortress, but a list of scheduled times and a map will be given to every visitor when entering the Fortress of Louisbourg.Various interpretative walks are available, some which include a walk through the ruins of the historic buildings or another one where you can learn more about the life and culture of the fortress and walk the trail to view the fortress from above. Picnic areas, restaurants, accommodations, camping and museums are other things to consider when visiting the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

When planning a trip to the Fortress of Louisbourg, arrange for a minimum of four hours to allow yourself enough time to see the complex without hurrying, but for others who want to spend a day or overnight, journey to Lighthouse Point and Kennington Cove. Before leaving the fortress, be sure to stop by the boutique to browse their selection of gifts and souvenirs of your trip to this National Historic Site.

Throughout North America, the Fortress of Louisbourg is the largest reconstructed eighteenth century French fortified town and it is well worth a visit when in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

The Quay, busy with tourists at the Fortress of Louisbourg, Louisbourg National Historic Site, Highway 22, Fleur de lis Trail, Marconi Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 200mm.

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Louisbourg Fortress Quay Historic Buildings
Historic buildings dating back to the eighteenth century, line the Quay at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in Canada.
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