Fortress of Louisbourg

A visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg, the largest reconstructed 18th-century French fortified town in North America, is a series of experiences that set a mood. Ramparts, streets, households and 100 costumed staff help to create the look, texture and mood of another century. Heavy cannons on stone ramparts, a busy waterfront tavern and a roasting spit turning in a crowded kitchen all tell how people of a different age lived and worked.

Two River's Wildlife Park

Contained within Two Rivers Wildlife Park's five hundred plus acres lies a variety of adventures waiting for you to enjoy. You can hike along our trails, take a swim in the Mira River, have an old fashioned picnic in one of our multiple picnic areas. With many acres of groomed fields and a new playground, Two Rivers Wildlife Park offers youngsters lots of opportunities to romp and play. With over 20 different wildlife exhibits, Two Rivers Wildlife Park offers the nature lover, the casual observer and the curious a close up opportunity to view our many native and exotic species.

Alexander GraHam Bell Museum

A unique exhibit complex where models, replicas, photo displays, artifacts, and films describe the fascinating life and work of Alexander Graham Bell. Special events such as Harvest Home complement the offering of activities on this site, situated on 10 hectares of landscaped grounds overlooking scenic Bras d'Or Lake and Baddeck Bay.

Cabot Trail

The Cabot Trail is 185 miles or 298 km and loops around the northern tip of the Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, passing through many charming communities such as Pleasant Bay, Cheticamp and Ingonish. Each with breath taking scenery,unforgettable hospitality,art work,museums,whale watching, accommodations and some of the finest sea food dining in the world. The Cape Breton Highlands National Park lies along the Cabot Trail, providing world class hiking, camping and scenic look-offs.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

The headlands and clifs of Cape Breton Highland tower over the rich, natural heritage that is all around. Home to the famous Cabot Trail, the land is blessed with spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and a human history that stretches back to the last Ice Age. The park offers many accessible treasures and experiences remarkable in their diversity, beauty, and wonder.

Geological/Fossil Museum and Tours

Come and visit the first fossil museum in Cape Breton history and observe beautiful fossils recovered locally. These are the fossilized remains of plants that contributed to the formation of Sydney Coalfield. They existed during the Carboniferous Period, approximately 300 million years ago, which as 100 million years before the existance of the dinosaurs!

Louisbourg Lighthouse

The Louisbourg lighthouse is located at the entrance of the harbour. It is perched on a volcanically formed outcrop of rock. Nearby are the ruins of the 18th-century French lighthouse and a 19th century lighthouse. From the lighthouse there are excellent vistas along the coastline, out into the Atlantic ocean and across the harbour to the Fortress.