About us

The Fortress Louisbourg Association

We are a proud, non-profit, charitable, membership-driven organization.  The Fortress Louisbourg Association works with Parks Canada in ways that ensure the commemorative and ecological integrity of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site is sustained for present and future generations.  Founded in 1976, our three period restaurants, bakery, coffee shop, and two gift boutiques help visitors understand, appreciate and enjoy the largest reconstructed 18th century French  fortified town in North America. 

The revenue the Fortress Louisbourg Association generates is used to support the Children's Animation Program, and a variety of visitor experiences, and services.

Where are we?


265 Park Service Road NS, B1C 2H8, Canada


Contact us

If you have any questions about our members, programs, or services, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. Our staff can also help you make group bookings for the restaurants, arrange customized tours, or plan special events to be hosted here at the Fortress. You can reach us:

By Email:

For Special Events and Programs:  Alyssa.leahy@louisbourg.ca

For General Inquiries:  info@louisbourg.ca

By Phone:

Special Events and Programs:

(902) 733-3548

General Inquiries:

(902) 733-3548

By Fax:

(902) 733-3046

By Mail:

Fortress Louisbourg Association

265 Park Service Road

Louisbourg, Nova Scotia,

B1C 2L2,



The Fortress of Louisbourg succeeds in enhancing visitor experiences for thousands of tourists every year and giving hundreds of ordinary modern people the chance to live life in the 18th century. This would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our staff, some of whom have been toiling in relative obscurity for the cause since 1976.

The following is a list their names and contact numbers in case you have any questions or concerns you would like to address to them.

Jodi McDavid Acting Executive Director

Glenn Williams
Office Administrator
902-733-2280 ext. 3548

Kyle Allen Acting Operations Coordinator Kyle.Allen@louisbourg.ca

Alyssa Leahy Internal Project Coordinator 902-733-2280 ext. 3437 Alyssa.leahy@louisbourg.ca

Ann Pitcher
Food Services Manager

Irma Murray
Gift Shop Manager
902-733-2208 or 733-2111

Valerie Lahey
Children’s Program Manager
902-733-2280 ext. 3441


We shall strive to foster a better appreciation of Canada and the history and culture of the Fortress of Louisbourg through tangible sensory experiences. We shall nurture positive relationships with local communities to provide exciting learning opportunities and exceptional visitor services.

With sound human resources and revenue management decisions, position and sell the Fortress of Louisbourg through development and through delivery of quality experiential products and services..

join us

Apply for any jobs, please forward cover letter and resume to info@louisbourg.ca


Strategic Partners

Parks Canada https://www.pc.gc.ca/

Cape Breton Regional Municipality www.cbrm.ns.ca/

Destination Cape Breton Association www.dcba-info.com/

Synergy Louisbourg


Become a Member

Click here to find out more about our member programs