The earliest recorded European visit to Louisbourg came in 1597. It wasn't until 1713, that Louis XIV claimed the area for its potential. It was then that Louisbourg was constructed and secured by France. In fact, during the 1700s, Louisbourg was the third most productive seaport in North America. In 1745, New England seized the land; it was again besieged by the British in 1758.
In the 1960s, the largest reconstruction plan in North America took place, as Louisbourg's fortress originally constructed by the men of Louis XIV, was rebuilt, preserving the city's most prominent historic element.
Louisbourg offers many attractions, including the aforementioned fortress, the Sydney
and Louisbourg Railway Museum, the picturesque Louisbourg Lighthouse and the Louisbourg Harbour and its beaches. The Louisbourg Playhouse offers a variety of entertaining acts. As well, the Boardwalk is a pleasant vantage point for sightseeing.
Louisbourg accommodations offer many choices for hospitality, including bed and breakfasts, hotels, inns, cottages and more. Louisbourg is just 34.7 km (21.6 mi.) from Cape Breton.
Our Louisbourg hotel is located on the historic waterfront, only steps from colourful shops, casual and fine dining, the lively Louisbourg Playhouse and fun family entertainment. Enjoy the nearby sandy beaches, fishing, canoe and hiking trails, tennis and some of Cape Breton's best golf courses. Unwind and rejuvenate in the comfort of a beautiful oceanfront suite.
Garden Sanctuary Bed & Breakfast
Lady Louisbourg Bed & Breakfast
Lakeview Treasures Campground and RV Park
Louisbourg Heritage House Bed & Breakfast
Louisbourg Manse Bed & Breakfast
Louisbourg Motorhome R.V. Park & Campground
Midtown Housekeeping Cottages
Peck's Housekeeping Cottages
Stacey House Bed and Breakfast