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  • Sinister Soiree

    Culture and entertainment
    Time: 05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location(s): Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

    By the flicker of candlelight, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site hosts a costume party for the history books! Join us on October 21 for the 3rd annual Sinister Soiree.

    Dance the night away to live music and DJ sets, embark on a haunted walk through the reconstructed town, be entertained by buskers in the streets, and enjoy creepy stories by firelight. To take a peek into your future with a tarot card reading or get in touch with someone from your past with a medium. Do all this and more as you explore the historic streets. Costumes are encouraged, and a variety of drinks and food items will be available for purchase throughout the site.

    For a detailed schedule of events and to purchase tickets, contact the Fortress Louisbourg Association.


Wagon Rides

February 9, 2020

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free admission for all

Join us for a free afternoon of family fun! Wagon rides, marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, 18th century games and activities are on the program to create memorable moments to cherish. If there’s snow, bring your toboggan for sledding down the glacis with the majestic King’s Bastion as your backdrop or bring your snowshoes to enjoy the period vistas of the 18th century by foot.

This event is part of the Taste of Winter programming, co-hosted by Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Fortress Louisbourg Association and Parks Canada.

Check the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site Facebook page or call 902-733-3552 on the day of the event to confirm that weather conditions are suitable.

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