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Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay

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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've been coming since it opened, first as a child, now I bring my children. A lot of fun, and very educational. Will be going again this year when we visit TB.  more »
  • Was passing through Thunder Bay and stopped here for a few hours and we were so happy we did! Amazing park, beautifully cared for, amazing and friendly staff, great look into the history of the workin...  more »
  • My grade 4/5 class spent an overnight trip at Fort William Historical Park. Safety concerns due to high water led to the cancellation of our canoe trip and the visit of a small bear near the wigwam ma...  more »
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  • A good self guided tour. Go late in theseason. Feel the fur. There are so many furs that you can feel that it is crazy. Bring a pack lunch, as the dining hall has limited options of low value but high price.
  • Great programming for all ages. Really love visiting the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory!
  • The Fort is a great interpretive centre. It's just as good as any of the National Historic Sites. It gives a good sense of the colonial side of the history of the fur trade. I always enjoy going there.
  • 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.
  • I've never been disappointed with a visit to the old Fort. The staff always go above and beyond, and the park itself is always well taken care of. A real gem of Thunder Bay!