Encampment2006 Website Design and Content © 2006 by Eric Krause, Krause House Info-Research Solutions (© 1996)
All Images © Parks Canada Unless Otherwise Designated  

Researching the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
  Recherche sur la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg Lieu historique national du Canada

Search All Sites/All Menus ~
Cherche Tous les Sites/Tous les Menus

Encampment ~ Rassemblement
Fortress of Louisbourg ~ Forteresse-de-Louisbourg
National Historic Site ~ Lieu Historique National
August 11-13 ~ 2006 ~ 11-13 Août


Camp Rules


This sheet was archived on August 14, 2006





1. Parking is restricted to designated areas. All traffic is restricted to roadways. No driving on grass. There is no private vehicle access to the site during operating hours except as permitted for set-up and take down. Special passes are required for vehicles going on site after hours. Gates are locked at night. In case of emergency contact one of the committee members who will be located at the Museum House 24 hours per day.

2. Our staff shuttle bus will travel between the site and off site parking. Please remember to take your participant card with you should you need to take your vehicle into the modern town of Louisbourg.

3. Fires are permitted in designated pits only. They should never be left unattended. Do not burn trash, paper, garbage, etc. All fires must have a period style fire bucket nearby. Extinguish fires completely when activity is finished.

4. For those staying in roofed accommodations, there will be no candles or lanterns permitted.

5. Wastewater may only be disposed of in designated areas. Do not wash dishes or clothing at outdoor taps.

6. There will be a regular morning garbage pick up. Please place trash in the wooden barrels provided at your campsite and keep you area clean.

7. Due to the archaeologically sensitive nature of this site, no digging of any kind is permitted anywhere. This regulation is STRICTLY ENFORCED>

8. Metal detectors are illegal within park boundaries. You are in a Park, so no collection or removal of artefacts of natural objects on any land, beach or underwater is permitted. Please respect the integrity of the site and its resources.

9. Parents or guardians are responsible for minors at all times. Please do not allow your children to climb on top of the fortification walls or in the gun embrasures. The site can be especially dangerous after dark. Do your exploring in the daylight and exercise caution at all times.

10. Do not feed or disturb the domestic or wild animals on site.

11. No pets of any kind are permitted on site. The Fortress of Louisbourg is a game preserve and all wildlife within its boundaries is protected.

12. There are foxes and other animals living on and around the site. Please DO NOT APPROACH them. Even though they may seem friendly, they are wild animals and, therefore, unpredictable. If they are being a nuisance, inform security.

13. No smoking is permitted inside the buildings (including clay pipes, etc.). Our buildings are equipped with smoke and heat detectors. If an alarm rings, clear the building immediately and our security staff will respond.

14. Please respect our security watchmen – they are there for your safety and protection.

15. No flash pictures are allowed inside period buildings during open hours.

16. We ask that you maintain period dress throughout operating hours. No cigarettes, cameras, watches or other modern equipment should be used while public is present. Help us preserve the atmosphere for visitors and other participants.

17. All our guide/animation staff has had specific training on the history and reconstruction of the Fortress. Feel free to refer visitors to them to assist in answering questions. You bring knowledge with you that our staff may not be familiar with, please share it with us, and our visitors.

18. You are asked to provide your own dishes, cups and cutlery, for all meals that we are providing or for take-out lunches that you plan to purchase.

19. Public washrooms will be open 24 hours a day.

20. No consumption of alcohol is permitted while public is present. You may have your own alcohol at your site after hours or you may purchase drinks from our restaurant. The drinking age in Nova Scotia is 19. Rowdy or disorderly conduct will not be tolerated.

21. The mine tunnel under the Glacis in the ditch behind the King’s Bastion, and the King’s Bastion Postern tunnel, are strictly off-limits. The original fabric in these areas is structurally unsound.

22. Swimming is ONLY permitted on the site outside the reconstructed area along the Piece de la Grave beach. Louisbourg does not have a sewage treatment plant. Swimming is AT YOUR OWN RISK.