259 Park Service Road
Louisburg Nova Scotia
Get ready for a celebration three centuries in the making! Join us in 2013 for Louisbourg300, a grand fête marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of Ile Royale – modern day Cape Breton Island – with Louisbourg as its capital.
A Shared Celebration
In 2013, be there when Louisbourg again comes alive: celebrate 300 years of triumph and survival through special activities and never-before-seen events. Join us as vibrant cultures meet diverse heritage and awe-inspiring vistas in a celebration of sea and stories, music and military, community and cuisine.
It's the Fortress of Louisbourg like you've never experienced it before.
Here's a sample of what we have planned:
- CultureFête – In July 2013, a cultural fair will spill into the streets of Louisbourg. This festive fair will recreate the bustling, multicultural, harbourside market that was a daily part of life in 18th century Louisbourg. Celebrating food, clothing, music, dance, stories and songs from various global cultures, this CultureFête will honour and embrace all cultures with connections and legacies linked to the historic Fortress.
- Louisbourg Regatta – For decades, the harbour was the lifeblood of the Fortress of Louisbourg; a bustling place where tiny fishing chaloupes and large merchant vessels jockeyed for position, transporting the very goods that the community depended on for survival. In August 2013, the Louisbourg harbour will again come alive and fill with the spirit of the sea, as vessels of all shapes and sizes embark on a stunning parade of lights celebrating our region's treasured maritime traditions. Join us for special activities and an unforgettable celebration of sea, sail and the ocean that is still shaping our communities 300 years later.
- LouisRocks – Louisbourg will rock with the sounds of many types of music. From baroque to contemporary, watch musicians as they perform on one of the most phenomenal stages in Canada – the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. It will be a concert fit for a king!
- Louisbourg Celebrates – The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site is working in collaboration with various communities to present the "Louisbourg Celebrates" series, honoring diverse cultures with historic connections to Louisbourg in the 18th century.
How to Get Involved
Louisbourg300 is a celebration of people and community, and we want you to be a part of it! Whether as visitors, volunteers, vendors, artists or musicians, there are plenty of opportunities to get in on the celebrations. To learn more on how you can take part, email us at Louisbourg300@pc.gc.ca or call 902-733-3501