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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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We went early in the morning to avoid the crowds, and maybe it was too early. It was almost empty... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kendra H
San Diego, California
A Five Srar day until we went to the Canteen!

We had a most enjoyable day. The staff were very well informed and played their roles excellent. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Goderich, Canada
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1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
+1 807-473-2344
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went early in the morning to avoid the crowds, and maybe it was too early. It was almost empty, hardly any staff/characters, and the kitchen and gift shop were not even open, we waited around until the bread bakery opened, but honestly, it was...More

Thank Kendra H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a most enjoyable day. The staff were very well informed and played their roles excellent. We decided to have a late lunch at the Canteen. They were not busy, over half the tables were empty. The menu was limited but good choices. The...More

Thank ladyjane53
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Make sure you go when they open because there are so many things to do. We had a really fun time here. My kids did the canoe ride and they loved it. Don't go to the restaurant because it takes a really long time to...More

Thank sunnysunfish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many young adults are dressed in period dress and present information about the life and people at the fort in the year 1816. Be sure to take a short trip on the large canoe.

Thank nah902
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staffed mostly by college students, the interpreters here have fun with their jobs and really help bring history alive. The welcome center is beautiful and after a short film, you can walk a short path to take a tram to the historic site. It is...More

Thank kathie a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole family enjoyed their time here. We liked the fact that it was historically accurate with their facts and depictions of early life in Canada. Highly recommended to visit.

Thank 402brendak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the park with friends and their four-year-old and nine-month-old. It was a great day to walk back in time. The staff acting as interpreters did an excellent job sharing history. They knew the answers to questions and kept in character. Learned a lot about...More

Thank Arlene R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with 3 children under 9 and they absolutely loved the Fort. The authenticity of the villagers and soldiers was truly an experience in itself. No matter where you went each character stayed in character acting as though they where the doctor or the...More

Thank Patrick O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park gave us the experience to see what is was like over one hundred years ago. An interactive setting to see old tools of the fur trade, and the hardships people experienced in the past. Staff were in costume and acting out the times...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four (11 yr old & 13 yr old daughters) visited the Fort on 8/2/17. We had a great time learning the history and walking through the history of the fort. We had lunch at the restaurant, the food was ok, nothing of...More

Thank SummerRRobbins
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25 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.
21 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!