Louisbourg Lighthouse, Louisbourg

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Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Louisbourg Lighthouse is an active Canadian lighthouse in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. The current tower is the fourth in a series of lighthouses that have been built on the site, the earliest was the first lighthouse in Canada.
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  • The lighthouse itself is not worth the trip. But the trail and the beautiful scenery are 200% worth it.  more »
  • it was a great experience to be there because it was my first travel in Canada after I came here, the wind was a little less because of which the sound of waves was heard clearly there goes a...  more »
  • A beautiful side trip on the way to the fabulous Fortress Louisbourg. Coastal views extraordinaire! If you have time, there‚Äôs a lovely hiking trail that starts there.  more »
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  • This site is where the French built the first Lighthouse in Canada. It also offers a nice view on the Fortress of Louisbourg. It is recommended to visit in the morning to get proper light for the Fortress.
  • The scenery is so beautiful and the trail is very safe, many benches to seat on and the walk along the coast line is breath taking. Fantastic job. Thanks for the great time. Rick Stasiuk, Wetaskiwin Alberta Canada T9A 3R2
  • Was there for sunrise. Parking lot is right next to the light house. Easy access.
  • The views are spectacular, the historical sign posts are interesting and engaging. A concerted effort to restore this heritage site ought to be made BEFORE some of that spalling concrete injures someone.
  • Visited last year and just got back from visiting again, Aug 26, 2019. Great location and the trail gives some awesome views Definitely worth visiting.

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