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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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  • Old Fort William is a great place to escape and go back in time to the days of 1815, where the fur traders and explorers hung their hats and exchanged goods. The group that live and work at the old fo...  more »
  • Excellent lesson in history in life of times gone by It shows you the life at that time, you get to experience the days of fur trade, test some of the food, You see the arrival of voyagers and see the...  more »
  • Fort William Trading Post was a stop over place for Trappers,Courier du Bois,and Scottish merchants in the then lucartive fur trade, The Fort has been restored to it's original state and is truly spec...  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