true to life representation of life in the days of trapping, fur trade, native culture, animal farms, producing food and shelter in the past.
Fort William Historical Park tells the story of life in a voyager's trading fort by having reenactments and young (mostly) men and women playing the parts of people who would be in the Fort and in the "outskirts" of the Fort like the year around farming community and the visiting Indian encampment.The history comes alive as you talk to and... More
We visited on a hot summer day in August. Be sure to bring sunscreen, bug spray (lots of mosquitos during the 10 minute walk through the woods to get to the Fort), water and hats. Allow 5 hours to visit this site. There is plenty to see and the Fort is alive with actors in period costume. Actors can be... More
If traveling to Thunder Bay this is a must see site. The site itself is quite large with many different buildings that would have been present in the time period. Make sure you get a guide map so you know what buildings you are in or wanting to see. Each building is manned by a person in historical costume who... More
While camping in the Thunder Bay area we decided to make Fort William a major stop for our 10 year old son. Although we have been to similar historical sites, this was a first time here. We got information and direction from the tourist office on the highway into town from the east. They suggested spend several hours at the... More
Fort William is unique in that it is a fur trading fort rather than a military fort. If you go make sure to take mosquito spray as the walk into the fort through the forest is full of hungry mosquitoes. For those unable to walk there is a shuttle which takes you to the fort. The buildings are manned by... More
We arrived late in the day when the skies looked like it might rain any second. I thought we might check out the visitor's center but not actually see the place thinking it wouldn't be worth the entry fee. Lucky for us, it was a special weekend festival and entry was free! There was a shuttle golf cart that takes... More
We visited here on a hot day, The whole place really gave us a good idea of how hard life was for the Voyageurs and the company workers. You get to sample some unique activities here including ax throwing, eating bear grease (used for frying bread), and going canoeing on a birch bark canoe. Also, it was interesting to see... More
Great actors and seemingly realistic, but i got eaten alive walking through the forest from the visitor's center to the site. Wasn't impressed with all the animal furs either ( they were real and plentiful).
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