Fort La Tour

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Fort La Tour (1631-1654) - A French colonial fur trading post established in 1631 by Charles La Tour, in present day Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada. Attacked and rebuilt five times and finally abandoned in 1654. Also known as Fort Sainte-Marie.

Fort La Tour Marker
Fort La Tour Historic Figures
Fort La Tour Site

Fort La Tour History


Current Status

Closed Hilyard Street Access Point

Fort La Tour Provincial Historic Site, Sain John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada. This site is located along a harbor side walking path known as Harbour Passage Trail below the north end of the Saint John Harbor Bridge. There are several trail access points and normally the easiest access is from Fort La Tour Drive. Construction on the Saint John Harbour Bridge has closed this access point and the Hilyard Street access point so it in necessary to use Long Wharf or Union St. access points.

The site has just a couple of log fence like installations and a marker, no interpretative signs could be found so it is difficult to know what they represent. On the other side of the path are three statues that appear to be historic figures associated with the fort.

Location: Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada.

Maps & Images

Lat: 45.272561 Long: -66.072485


  • Sarty, Rodger and Knight, Doug, Saint John Fortifications: 1630-1956, New Brunswick Military Heritage Project, 2003, ISBN 0-86492-373-2, 117 pages


Visited: 14 Jun 2013

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