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Fort William Historical Park

1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
+1 807-473-2344
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Excellent, spend the day!

I have visited this site multiple times with children over the last 10+ years. It has always been... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Kakabeka Falls, Canada
via mobile
Canada Day Fun

We attended FWHP on Canada Day and it seemed an entirely appropriate day to go. They really put on... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Thunder Bay, Canada
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1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
+1 807-473-2344
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I have visited this site multiple times with children over the last 10+ years. It has always been an excellent time! Plan to spend the day here walking through this attraction and learning about fur trade times. There is a restaurant on site but you...More

1  Thank Carriehutch
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We attended FWHP on Canada Day and it seemed an entirely appropriate day to go. They really put on a good show here. The re-enactors speak and respond in 18th century language. They wondered what our cellphones were; quite humorous. There was a guy there...More

1  Thank BentleysPal
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If youre in thunder bay and looking for an afternoon outing, you cant beat old fort william. The park is a great learning experience for all ans there are many special events and concerts as well.

1  Thank B5661UZmarkb
Reviewed 19 December 2016

It is like being back in time. Everyone is in period costume and customs. Craftsmen and women are making everything by hand from nails to canoes and everything in between. First Nation settlement on site outside the walls of the fort is also first rate.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 19 December 2016

FWHP is an amazing place to visit. Enter the fort, and you go back to a time when the fur trade was an active and important part of Canada's past. Ask the staff, who are in period costume, any question about the time period, the...More

1  Thank ossuary2016
Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 fort actually live the life...More

1  Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 gathering as it happened...More

1  Thank Mike L
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 spectacular. But what makes the Fort impressive is the staff who play...More

Thank glenswant12345
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Apart from visiting the Fort for historical interest, they have great concerts, plays, artisan workshops & event venues; great place for a wedding. The hosts (employees) have great enthusiasm and are well informed. New Year's Eve is a great, family friendly celebration.

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A real gem of a historical park .. takes you back to the fur trading days and the early history and peoples of the area ... with both white and native enactors, It is truly a great spot to see

Thank doggydoc54703
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How much time should we allow for this? thank you!
25 June 2017|
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Response from Brenna K | Reviewed this property |
You should allow 2-6 hours and ask questions along the tour-you will get a wonderful Canadian History lesson!
Mark K
Is it open in November?
11 September 2016|
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Response from Diane-Arlan B | Reviewed this property |
I am sure it is open year round.
We plan to visit in July. Does everything close at 5:00 or are there things you can still look at outside the fort? (like the native encampment, the farm, or the hike on Wilderness Island)
22 January 2016|
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Response from Keithscars | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes there are sponsored events outside the fort by the parking areas. I would check the event schedule to see what might be happening in July. Enjoy your visit!