Travel back in time tot he year of 1815! Experience the heyday of the Canadian fur trade. Explore Fort William, the North West Company's (NWC) magnificent inland headquarters. It's amazing in size and scope -- there are over 42 authentic, reconstructed buildings. Visit the artisans' area, farm, and the Native camp. Encounter fascinating characters from Canada's past. Chat with Scottish fur traders, Aboriginal people,and French Canadian voyageurs, artisans and farmers.
There's more! Enjoy a wide range of experiences including FWHP's exciting new offering - the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory (DTAO). Stargazers will thrill at viewing the Universe courtesy of real-time and recorded images of fascinating celestial activity. It's great for astronomy buffs, community groups, and students. You can also enjoy wide-open spaces with our recreational facilities featuring RV camping, kayak and canoe rentals, and hiking on Wilderness Island.
Take in colourful summer festivals offering fun for everyone.
Families can get nose-to-nose with young farm animals during Spring on teh Farm June 2nd. Wear your best red-and-white outfits to celebrate Canada Day July 1st featuring games, competitions, and tasty birthday cake.
Experience traditional Aboriginal drumming, singing, and dancing during Anishnawbe Keeshigun July 6th and 7th. Celebrate all things Scottish during the Celtic Fair July 20th and 21st with colourful pipe bands, exotic performers, games, and live entertainment. Cannoncs and muskets blaze and roar during the War of 1812 Sicentennial Salute August 10th and 11th.
Get scared out of your wits during the Haunted Fort Night Oct 18th to 20th and 25th to 27th. Kids will thrill at the Halloween Hoot Oct 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th, and 26th & 27th. Experience an exciting once-in-a-lifetime viewing of Comet ISON during our Cosmic Encounters November 29th and 30th. Ring in 2014 during our New Year's Eve Family Frolic, December 31st. Enjoy seasonal family fun at Voyageur Winter Carnival February 15th to 17th, 2014.
Be sure to visit Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay's premier attraction, winner of the Attractions Canada Award of Excellence.
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
Mid May until mid October,
daily 10 am - 5 pm
Pre-booked tours, select events & Programs:
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