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King's Bakery - Fortress of Louisbourg



The King's Bakery is hosted within The Fortress of Louisbourg. The original bakery was destroyed by a fire that also claimed the artillery storehouse in 1756, but the floors have been preserved intact in this reconstruction. Here visitors may buy a loaf of soldiers’ bread, baked daily in these ovens from a dough of 80% whole wheat and 20% rye flour.

That smell of baking bread is characteristic of the 18th century town. Most people got most of their nutrition from bread, and this colony without farms brought in 500 pounds of flour per colonist every year, mostly from Canada. Crop failures there threatened this supply in the 1740s, and shortages loomed on the eve of war.


58 Wolfe Street
Louisbourg, NS
NS B1C 2L4

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  • Monday9:30 AM – 4 PM
  • Tuesday9:30 AM – 4 PM
  • Wednesday9:30 AM – 4 PM
  • Thursday9:30 AM – 4 PM
  • Friday9:30 AM – 4 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed

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About Cape Breton

Cape Breton Island’s story is told in many ways. It’s etched in her craggy cliffs. Written in the trails that marble her face. Spoken in four languages and celebrated in her music and dance. Alive in the millennia-old history of Unama’ki—Cape Breton Island’s true name, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw People.

To know our Island is to know she’s an unyielding beauty, one which breeds a fierce spirit, resolute pride, and resilient communities knit together by tradition. Pjila’si, Cíad Míle Fáilte, Bienvenue—welcome to a place loved by many and home to a lucky few.

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