Battle of Fort William

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Hear the cannons roar!

August 17th-18th • 10am to 5pm

Enjoy an action-packed weekend filled with drama and suspense at the Battle of Fort William. Travel back in time to the early 1800s and discover battlefield action and strategy, the daily life of soldiers, and period medical techniques. Be prepared for excitement and adventure as re-enactors bring to life a variety of events including a battlefield sequence, council of war and more!


Adult $14.00*  
Student $12.00* Valid with Student ID
Senior $12.00* 60+ years of age 
Youth $10.00* Ages 6-12
Children Free!  5 & under

Tickets can be purchased by calling 807-473-2344 or in person at the Fort William Historical Park Visitor Centre during the Battle of Fort William. (*Prices are subject to applicable taxes.)

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Getting Here

Fort William Historical Park is located at 1350 King Road, Thunder Bay. Click here to get directions to the Park. Parking is free.

Thunder Bay Transit
Fort William Historical Park can be reached by taking Thunder Bay Transit Route #4 Neebing, Bus stop #1609. Plan your trip using NextLift or view the Neebing route schedule. The Thunder Bay Transit Route #4 Neebing to Fort William Historical Park does not run on Sundays or Statutory Holidays.

Access by bike, boat or RV

  • Cyclists are welcome; bike racks are available
  • Boats cannot dock at the event; there is no admission via the Kaministiquia River
  • RVs can only park in the main parking lots for day visits. Overnight camping for RVs is only permitted in the registered campground with a camping permit and campsite. Learn more about our RV and tent campground.

What to Bring

  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather appropriate clothing

Food and Beverage

  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed
    - In the case of dietary restrictions please contact the Visitor Experiences Coordinator at (807) 473-2357 to make alternate arrangements prior to the event date
  • ATM available at the Visitor Centre


Consider staying the night at Fort William Historical Park’s RV and tent campground. 

  • Non-Serviced Site - $25/night + HST
  • Serviced Site - $35/night + HST
  • RV Rentals - $110/night + HST

Book your campsite today! Call 807-473-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  *Fees for the event and other services are not included in the campsite fees.

Event Rules and Regulations

  • Fort William Historical Park has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy. Any patron found to be in contravention with the rules and regulations will be dealt with accordingly.
  • Pets are not allowed at this event.

Activity schedules may change or be cancelled in the case of inclement weather conditions.