Image of an interpretive panel from the Wolfe’s Redoubt Trail at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Park.

Interpretive Panels – Wolfe’s Redoubt Trail

The Wolfe’s Redoubt Trail was created upon the discovery of an earthen-work redoubt built under the command of General James Wolfe during the second siege of Louisbourg, in 1758.

Seven interpretive panels were designed to enhance the visitor’s experience by educating them about siege sites, and the role they played in the history of Louisbourg NHS, and the history of Canada.

Five of the panel features historic paintings or maps, while the other two required custom illustrations. Both illustrated panels were highlighted by visitors for their ability to clearly communicate otherwise potentially-ambiguous concepts.

Panels one and two, of seven, designed for the Wolfe’s Redoubt Trail.
Panel one gives a brief, historic overview of the siege relative to the Seven Year War. Panel two features a custom illustration/infographic showing the sheer number of British forces that attacked the Fortress of Louisbourg.
Panels three and four, of seven, designed for the Wolfe’s Redoubt Trail.
Panel three tells the beginning of the tale of the British siege on the fortress. Panel four introduces you to James Wolfe, General in the British army.
Panels five and six, of seven, designed for the Wolfe’s Redoubt Trail.
Panel five features a custom illustration/diagram showing the basic structure of a redoubt. Panel six provides a broader explanation of redoubts and British 18th-century “fieldworks”, and shows the recorded location of other redoubts constructed in the area.
Panels seven of seven, designed for the Wolfe’s Redoubt Trail.
Panels seven tells the tale of how the British finally captured the Fortress of Louisbourg, and “set the stage for the formation of the United States and Canada of today.”

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