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Fortress at Louisbourgh

Fortress at Louisbourgh.

The fortress of Louisbourgh, a National Historic Site Of Canada, was founded in 1713, three hundred years ago. It is a very interesting place to visit. It takes you back in time to a much simpler way of life in the 18th Century.

It changed hands a few times between the French and the English, and eventually was destroyed. Now the Government of Nova Scotia has restored about a quarter of the original and I think there are plans to restore more of the original location.Fortress of Louisbourg

The Fortress is a re enactment of life in those days… with costumed staff, living as they did back in the 1700s. They grew gardens, but still had to import some of the essentials  of life. We ate in the cafe, and I can’t remember which of the utensils was missing… but they didn’t have them in those days.

When one of the guards asked Ra where he was from, Ra answered “Vancouver”… and he said “No such place”!

While we were there a CBC crew were filming an actor in one of the gardens.Ra, talking to one of solsdiers

From the Fortress we went into Sidney where we had a nice suite.  We went back again the next day. Ra got permission to drive us right onto the site to save his dad and I the long walk from the parking lot to the entrance. Even two days was not enough to explore every part of this great site, but we had to move on as there was still a lot of places waiting for us to visit!

So off we go!