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Fort William Historical Park

Fun And Adventure are in store for everyone at Fort William Historical Park (FWHP) - winner of the Attractions Best of Lake Superior 2014Canada Award of Excellence and Northwestern Ontario's One-stop Destination!


One of North America's Top Living History Attractions.

Step back in time to the year of 1816 to experience the heyday of the Canadian fur trade. Explore Fort William, magnificent inland headquarters of the North West Company. Nestled within a natural environment right beside the Kaministiquia River, the fort is a community unto itself. It's amazing in size and scope, featuring over 42 authentic, reconstructed buildings on the 25-acre site. Visit the artisans' area, Native encampment, and the farm.  Discover how birch bark canoes are built. Chat with Scottish fur traders, Ojibwa and Metis people, and French Canadian voyageurs, artisans and farmers. 

A Multi-Component Facility.

There's much more! Experience the wondewrs of the Universe courtesy of the Star Walk Program at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory (DTAO). Or camp out under the stars at the RV park, and enjoy kayak and canoe rentals, and hiking on the Wilderness Island. FWHP also hosts weddings, conferences, meetings, and banquets in venues both spacious (McGillivray's Landing) and intimate (Canot du Nord).

Colourful & Entertaining Festivals & Events

Throughout the year, Fort William Historical Park hosts a number of entertaining events that can be enjoyed by all who visit.From Spring on the Farm to Canada Day Celebrations and traditional Aboriginal drumming, singing and dancing at the annual Anishnawbe Keeshigun Native Festival to blazing cannons and muskets during tthe War of 1812 Bicentennial Salute, this award-winning attraction never fails to excite, thrill and entertain. Use the Cultural Events & Festivals Calendar in the Thunder Bay Experience or visit fwhp's website to plan your next visit.

Some of their most popular events include:

    • Canada Day

    • Anishnawbe Keeshigun Aboriginal Festival

    • Fort Under Seige

     • Haunted Fort Night

     • Voyageur Winter Carnival

There is something for everyone at Fort William Historical Park!

Educational, Voyageur Overnight, Voyageur Camping, and numerous special events.

The Fort William Trading Post, Restaurant, canoe rides, convention and meeting rooms, wheelchairs, strollers, accessible washrooms and ample free parking.

Located on King Road off Broadway Avenue from Highway 61 South.

1350 King Rd
Thunder Bay, ON P7K 1L7
Historic Program:
Mid May until mid October,
daily 10 am - 5 pm
Pre-booked tours, select events & Programs:
For more information: Tel:
(807) 473-2344
(807) 473-2333


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