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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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Great even in low season

Our tour guide was extremely knowlegable and taught us a great deal about Canadian history... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Brenna K
Great Historical Experience

This is a wonderful way to see and learn about the fur trade and Canadian history. Rendezvous week... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Thunder Bay, Canada
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“fur trade” (49 reviews)
“trading post” (12 reviews)
“living history” (10 reviews)
1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
+1 807-473-2344
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Our tour guide was extremely knowlegable and taught us a great deal about Canadian history. Wonderfully kept grounds, animals were awesome and the cafe food good for the price.

1  Thank Brenna K
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a wonderful way to see and learn about the fur trade and Canadian history. Rendezvous week is especially full of events but is busy. It does get hot in the summer.The native encampment is also very interesting and fun for children. Great for...More

2  Thank EllenC87
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Very interesting seeing how it was and how far we've come in living style. Special Events like renactment of War of 1812 were incredibly organized with rehearsed actors, gun fire, hidden pyro technics, etc.

1  Thank camgibb59
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 Mark B
Reviewed 20 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 Raven59
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
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Cathy N | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 to 3 hours. Take your time, enjoy the farm and aboriginal encampment. Many buildings and stories to be told by the actors.
Mark K
11 September 2016|
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Response from Diane-Arlan B | Reviewed this property |
I am sure it is open year round.
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!