Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay
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.
Fort William Historical Park Reviews
Fort William Historical Park is a great site and worth visiting at any age. Kid friendly staff love sharing about the history of the fort and the people that lived and worked here long ago. There are ... more »
Especially loved how detail the information is on Indigenous contributions to early Canadian life. Much better than many of the historic villages and forts we've been to (and that is a lot of them, my... more »
Set on the river, camping on site, authentic buildings and enthusiastic guides, it's like taking a walk back in time. Fort William is a must-see!
This is a really fun spot to spend a couple of hours. The kids who work here are crazy talented; many of them are bilingual, musical actors. It reminds me quite a bit of other historical forts I've visited. Bring lunch and eat at a picnic table near the canteen or on the grass; buy fresh bread! Seriously, buy the fresh bread. It's so delicious.
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