Friday, 18 April 2014

Filiming to Begin at the Fortress of Louisbourg on Scenes for the New Mini Series Based on Lawrence Hill's Acclaimed Novel "The Book of Negroes"

The Fortress of Louisbourg is being used again for the filming of a Mini Series, this time it is for a Mini Series based on Lawrence Hill's acclaimed novel, The Book of Negroes. This is what the Fortress is saying about the filming and on upcoming events.

Hello/Bonjour from the Visitor Experience team at the Fortress of Louisbourg 

The sky over the Fortress is beautiful and adds to the New York City scenes being created for this week.  


The Fortress is open Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Closed this Easter Monday) 

We are still in LOW SEASON until Victoria Day. Entry fees apply. Maps and information are available at the Parks Canada administration building reception. We are closed on holidays.

Filming  at the Fortress – The Book of Negroes mini-series

Film crews are on site preparing for next week’s filming of scenes for a mini-series based on Lawrence Hill’s acclaimed novel, The Book of Negroes. The Fortress will be set up as 18th-century New York City (Canvas Town). Visitors are welcome during this time and should note that entrance fees apply. So if you do not yet have your annual Discovery Pass or your Fortress of Louisbourg Seasonal Pass, be sure to pick one up. Next week is the actual filming and when the "stars" will be around.

Research and Planning
As we prepare for Louisbourg 2014, we are already planning for 2015, 2016, 2017 and beyond. Much of the work of Fortress Louisbourg Association and Parks Canada staff is about meeting with partners to create new experience opportunities for visitors each year. The new partnership with Synergy Louisbourg Development Society has opened many doors for work with business and community groups to plan events leading up to 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday. 

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