Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Start your journey with an introduction to the port of Sydney and a panoramic drive through the historic North End.
Step back in time to 1744 and experience the Fortress of Louisbourg -- the largest fortified town outside of Europe. Louisbourg was once a thriving seaport and capital of Île Royale (Cape Breton Island) -- the third-busiest harbor in North America and one of France's key centers of trade and military strength in the New World. Situated along a rocky Atlantic coastline, the site now serves as an exciting and entertaining lesson in Canadian, American, French and British history.
You'll see a selection of buildings and exhibits as costumed actors re-enact the lives of specific individuals residing here during the pre-siege era. Experience the life of a military officer as you visit the home of Captain and Madame DeGannes. Discuss household duties with the servant in the Engineer's Residence and discover some tips and tricks for open-hearth cooking (which every domestic cook needs to know, of course). Wander up to the spectacular chapel in the King's Bastion.
Stop and talk to a soldier about his guard duty, living conditions, security and (most interestingly) diet.
Arrivals before May 22 are during the Fortress' low season; guests will have access to the grounds only (no indoor visits). Arrivals from May 22 to June 30 and after September 15 will feature a trio of rotating workshops. Tour requires considerable walking. Terrain includes varied surfaces, including gravel, grass, mud, paved and unpaved paths, steps, stairs, boardwalks, and inclines. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; on cooler days, bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat.