Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay

4.5
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. Using our world travel planner, Thunder Bay attractions like Fort William Historical Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A great Fort and an amazing site. Had a nice time checking it out even off season. Their summer programs and stuff look really neat. Be sure to walk the entire perimeter and through the woods. Take a ...  more »
  • We enjoyed the Fort and the kids had a great time. I was disappointed that there was not more interactive actives for the kids to do.  more »
  • Friends were visiting from out of town & we brought them here. It was a great experience for young and old. The kids didn’t want to leave.  more »
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  • We went on family day and it was a blast. Really, really cold but fun. So much variety, tubing was great, food was good, cost was reasonable. $10 for adults and kids under 5 are free which was fantastic. The shuttles were fast and staff was really friendly. Really good experience, we will go again next year.
  • Detailed recreation of the North West company Fort William Trading post Fort from voyager times. Many buildings are authentic but moved from the original location due to flooding. The staff are all in character and it is an actual working fort. You can see everything from an idiginous camp on the outskirts to canoe make, blacksmithing to bread making. They fire the cannons daily. They also often host special events at New Year's and Christmas and it is available for weddings. A great place to see and learn about our fur trading past
  • 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 workings of the fort. Simply fantastic and we would definitely go back and would recommend it!
  • Awesome park! Went there for the fireworks show and it was definitely one of the most unforgettable nights of my life. Always make sure to look for new events coming up especially in the summer
  • We took one of the guided tours and really had a good time. After the tour, we walked around on our own and talked to some of the character actors. We had a great time.

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