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Parks Canada’s Fortress of Louisbourg Recreates Life In 1744

Lester Marchand joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about the history of the Fortress of Louisbourg on of the historic sites Parks Canada maintains. Lester tells of the history of the fortress which is more of a fortified town. In fact plan a full day to visit. You can even have a meal in an authentic tavern or dining room. Lester tells us to imagine what it was like in 1744  Louisbourg, was a thriving seaport and capital of Île Royale (Cape Breton Island). The Fortress of Louisbourg was one of the busiest harbours in North America and one of France’s key centres of trade and military strength in the New World. Today, the site is an exciting and entertaining lesson in history and especially for families.