Parka's Great Sleepover

All about this event:

Looking for some end-of-summer Fortress family fun? Join Parka at the Fortress of Louisbourg for Parka's third annual Great Sleepover!

Parka’s Great Sleepover Schedule

Tickets; 4 person tent 50$, 6 person tent 60$. All activities included but food is extra. Ticket prices are based on two adults, you are expecting more than 2 adults in your party.

    • 5:30pm: Arrival and welcome packs (map, treasure hunt list, tent #, parking/site instructions) find assigned tents. Parade square/bastion
    • 6-8pm: Canteen available
    • 6-8pm: Bouncy house Quay
    • 6-8pm: Treasure hunt (chocolate coin, glowsticks, bubbles, dog tag, smore kits) Site, with students at locations
    • 6- 8pm: Walkabout/outdoor magic show Crossroads w lanterns & benches
    • 6-8pm: Face painting and balloon animals Magasin/Quay
    • 7:30 – 8:30pm: Parka Dance party Chapel w glow sticks and LED colour lights/projector, parka appearance, alternatively Artillery yard?
    • 8-11pm: campfire, dark sky interpretation available on demand (weather permitting) Bastion
    • 9pm:  kid quiet time
    • 11pm:  parent quiet time
    • 7:30 – 8:30am: Breakfast canteen available; food and hot coffee for purchase cafe window

This is an all ages event
Children must be supervised at all times

Date changed to Aug 19th – 4 person tent $50 + tax – 6 person tent $60 + tax

FAQ: Ladies of Louisbourg

Can I bring my children?

Sorry, Ladies of Louisbourg: Autumn Equinox Retreat is for guests aged 19+ only.

What will I do on my retreat?

We have planned a balance between fun activities, information sessions and cultural exploration for the Ladies of Louisbourg retreat.

Where will this event be taking place?

The Ladies of Louisbourg: Autumn Equinox Retreat is being held at the majestic Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, in Louisbourg Nova Scotia.

How do I get to there?

For directions on how to get to Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, please visit our website:

Do you plan to host additional women's retreats?

This is our first retreat, but we hope to do more in the future. Upcoming events will be added to our website.

What do I need to bring?

Accommodations are the Kings Bastion Barracks. That means we are having a slumber party! We will provide the bed, lantern lighting, etc. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag (or bedding) and a pillow.

All meals are included with this event, including dinner and breakfast. Dinner will be food trays of bread, veggies, fruit, cheese, etc. Breakfast will be continental style with juice, coffee, tea, baked goods, yogurt, etc. If you would like additional food, please feel free to bring it! Alcoholic beverages are separate.

Yoga classes are included at this retreat for Sunday morning. Please bring your own yoga mat. If you don't have one, we have limited quantities available for use.

Dress in layers. Temperatures in Louisbourg are often colder than in Sydney and we are famous for our fog! Please dress and pack accordingly.

Is this an accessible event?

For information about accessibility of our site, please consult our website:

Please note that the sleeping accommodations are located on the second floor of the Kings Bastion. The Barracks are outfitted with 22 bunk beds.

If you have any specific questions or needs surrounding accessibility, please let us know.

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