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Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay

(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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  • We attended FWHP on Canada Day and it seemed an entirely appropriate day to go. They really put on a good show here. The re-enactors speak and respond in 18th century language. They wondered what our ...  more »
  • If youre in thunder bay and looking for an afternoon outing, you cant beat old fort william. The park is a great learning experience for all ans there are many special events and concerts as well. 
  • It is like being back in time. Everyone is in period costume and customs. Craftsmen and women are making everything by hand from nails to canoes and everything in between. First Nation settlement on s...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A wonderful tour through the historic purpose this geographic location played in Canada's early history. Great venue for families as well as those with 3-4 hours to spend learning and having fun.
  • This place is evolving into on fantastic place to bring family of all ages
  • 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.
  • Nice interior. But camps are awful. Leader had no experience with autistic kids