Your perfect picnic

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

Our twist on "take-out"

Everything tastes better when you eat it outside!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Place your order
  2. Pick up your picnic tote
  3. Find your perfect picnic place at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and enjoy!

Here are our top ten favourite spots!

There are thousands of spots to lay out a picnic blanket and enjoy a cheerful meal at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. So go ahead—let nature design your dining space.

Are you in the reconstructed fortress?

  1. Picnic tables in the King's Garden offer a lovely view of the reconstructed town and the harbour beyond
  2. The Dauphin Demi-Bastion has lots of nice, grassy spots in a quiet corner of the fortress
  3. Right in the corner of the King's Bastion you will find the location of the first observatory in Canada&emdash;and an unsurpassed view of the whole reconstructed town
  4. Settle on a bench in one of our historic gardens and enjoy the sun and the flowers
  5. Hike along the Ruins Walk and surround yourself with ocean and ruins as you pick your perfect spot along the coast

Feel like going on an adventure?

  1. Bring your picnic right to the beach at Kennington Cove, or sit at a picnic table overlooking the shore
  2. Lay out your blanket under the Camperdown elm tree at the Old Town Trail trailhead
  3. Have a seat in the red chairs on the Old Town Trail. #sharethechair
  4. Take in the view of Louisbourg Harbour and the fortress beyond at the picnic tables of Kennelly’s Day Use Area
  5. Bring your picnic along with you to the Lighthouse Trail and sit on rocky promontories overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Sample menu

Sandwiches and wraps

  • Lobster roll
  • Turkey and apple focaccia sandwich
  • Chicken Caesar wrap
  • Turkey bacon club sandwich
  • BLT sandwich


  • Caesar salad
  • Garden salad
  • Potato salad
  • Coleslaw

Sweet treats

  • HeritageTM Chocolate cake with English cream and strawberries
  • Blueberry grunt
  • Apple turnover
  • Molasses cookie
  • Sugar cookie
  • Chocolate chip cookie


  • Charcuterie board
  • King's Bakery bread and cheese


  • Lemonade
  • Iced tea
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Chocolate milk
  • Sports drink

Ask about daily specials and our gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options!

For prices, and to place your order with the Fortress Louisbourg Association, call or email in advance:

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