Louisbourg Old Town Trail

Record #: CBM0305
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Last Full Update: 05 Jan 2018


Located In Louisbourg
Where To Find Us
(on way to Fortress)
Route 22
Louisbourg, NS
Areas Served Cape Breton Regional Municipality ; Louisbourg


Website www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/louisbourg/activ/sentiers-trails
E-Mail louisbourg.info@pc.gc.ca
Phone 902-733-3552

Description & Services

Information Located on Route 22 just past the Royal Battery Trail, this 2.25 kilometre (1.4 mile) walk along the shore of Louisbourg Harbour takes visitors through what is known locally as Old Town, telling its story, from 300 years ago to present day, through a series of interpretive panels. Ending at the causeway, the trail brings visitors into the 18th century, to the place where the original fortified town once stood. Impressive views of the Fortress of Louisbourg and the harbour can be enjoyed along this historic trail. Bicycles are not permitted on the Old Town Trail. Wheelchair accessible. Parking is available. Open daily.

Special Information

Tags Cape Breton Connect ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Trails