Fort William Historical Park

1350 King Rd.
Thunder Bay, ON P7K 1L7- Map It
(807) 473-2344

AAA Editor Notes

Fort William Historical Park is 4 km (2.5 mi.) s.w. of jct. Hwy. 61 and Broadway at 1350 King Rd. This massive reconstruction of the early 19th-century inland headquarters of the North West Company features 42 structures on 10 hectares (25 acres), including period craft areas, a working farm, an aboriginal encampment and the Great Hall. Costumed staff portray historic characters and re-enact events from the fur trade era of 1816. The living-history interpretive program features dramatic vignettes, craft activities, building interpretations, daily activities and canoe arrivals with musket or cannon salutes. Visitors can enjoy educational programs at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory. Outdoor recreation includes canoeing and kayaking. Special events and concerts are also presented throughout the year. Strollers and wheelchairs are available. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
Admission mid-June to mid-Aug. $14; $12 (ages 60+ and students with ID); $10 (ages 6-12). Admission mid-May to mid-Jun. and mid-Aug to mid-Sept. $12; $11 (ages 60+ and students with ID); $9 (ages 6-12). Admission rest of year $7.50; free (ages 0-5).
Hours: Office daily 8:30-5. Visitors’ Centre Mon.-Fri. 9-5. Historic tours daily 10-5, mid-May to mid-Sept. Campground mid-May to mid-Oct. Observatory programs are offered evenings Thurs.-Sat.; hours vary. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.