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Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Step into the past at one of Canada's largest fur trading posts at Fort William Historical Park. The site has recreated the Fort William fur trade post as it existed in 1815, providing hands-on learning for both children and adults. Walk through the fur market and learn about the pelts from living history staff. Along with the fur trading post, the fort has an amphitheater that holds a number of events each year. Arrange your visit to Fort William Historical Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Thunder Bay using our Thunder Bay travel itinerary planner.
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  • I visited this park on the last day of the season. While a number of attractions were already closed (most of the buildings did not have anyone in them), the guides that were present were friendly, st...  read more »
  • The "Haunted Fort" was a great night. Just over an over with our guide through the park was entertaining. This was our first time back to this event in about 6 years. Admission was the same price for ...  read more »
  • We had been to Old Ford William 30 years ago and were thrilled to enjoy the young guides tell us about life at the Fort when fur trade was the major business. These young people continue to impress me...  read more »
  • It was a great experience, travelling back in time. The actors were amazing and they fired a real canon during the 'war'. I learned a lot more than school taught me about voyageurs, the natives, and the different medicinal techniques they used. They also bake bread that is for sale and it is amazing.
  • The works act like it's back in the time. They are very good and have good stories and back ground stories to their characters.
  • Interesting and entertaining experience for history buffs and non-history buffs alike. The "actors" who populate the park do a great job bringing you into the experience, though expect a little good-natured teasing from them. While I wish the guided tour of the fort was longer, there is plenty to see on your own; definitely enough to fill an entire afternoon. The interactive nature of the buildings and exhibits makes this a fun place for all ages, even if the fur trade of the 19th century isn't that interesting to you (it really isn't to me but I still have a great time). One note: Be sure to grab the wi-fi password from the visitor center before heading to the fort, as each building has a QR code that can be scanned for additional info.
  • Nice interior. But camps are awful. Leader had no experience with autistic kids
  • That cool report hillbilly music old country Singer
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