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introducing: an 18th century virtual reality experience

The “Messenger” is a new immersive and interactive exhibit at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada. The experience, which is heavily inspired by the paintings of renowned Canadian artist Lewis Parker, uses virtual reality to transport a visitor to Louisbourg Harbour on a summer’s eve in 1744. Visitors play the role of a French messenger who has received an urgent message from Mi’kmaq scouts about the risk of English spies in the area. As the messenger, visitors must navigate the busy harbour at the helm of a shallop and deliver the message to the Frederick gate before it is sealed for the night. During the 10-minute adventure, they encounter obstacles and challenges along their journey.

Cost: $8 age 13+ $5 Screen Only

Location: Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site McLennan Centre Louisbourg, NS


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