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Louisbourg Town
The community of Louisbourg with a population of 1265 is located on the southeast coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. It is easily accessible by road and air. Louisbourg's major attraction is the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. It has a facinating history and the site of 2 of Canada's major Battles,Friendly folk and Beautiful scenery raging surf and sandy beaches also await you in Louisbourg.
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Louisbourg History can be confusing because
Two of Canadas major battles were fought here.
Both of these battles had a major part in the forming of Canada and the United States. Louisbourg was once called the birthplace of America.

American Colonials from New England captured Louisbourg with the help of the British Navy.
The British traded the Fortress back to French and had to capture it again in
This was the major battle for Canada and made James Wolfe a General and a hero. he finished the fight the next year in Quebec.


Louisbourg Firsts

Capture Of Louisbourg 1758

Capture Of Louisbourg 1758
from the mural by Lewis Parker
Heritage Notes in the Louisbourg Seagull: March, 1998
The 1891 Census of Louisbourg

The 1891 census gives us a snapshot of Louisbourg 110 years ago. It was completed by James Dowd of Big Lorraine and records the population of half of Big Lorraine Harbour, Louisbourg, Old Town, the Louisbourg Road towards New Boston and the Garbarus Road towards Kennington Cove.