Canada Day Celebration

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Come and celebrate Canada's Birthday at Fort William Historical Park!

July 1st •  10am to 5pm

Come dressed in your red and white patriotic best and show off your Canadian pride. Enjoy a day filled with family-friendly festivities, exciting activities and fun contests. Explore Fort William and discover our nation’s rich heritage.

Canada Day Activities


Adult  $10.00  
Student $8.00  
Senior $8.00 60+ years of age
Youth $8.00 Ages 6-12
Children 5 & under Free!  

*HST included

Tickets can be purchased by calling 807-473-2344 or in person at the Fort William Historical Park Visitor Centre on Canada Day.


  • Join in fun contests including Canada pride, log sawing, moose ski races, and the Great Canadian Trivia Challenge
  • Take a canoe ride along the Kaministiquia River
  • Test your aim with axe throwing, musket firing, and spear throwing
  • Build and race a miniature boat down the canal
  • Try your hand at entertaining carnival games for prizes
  • Enjoy the bubble station, farm activities and scavenger hunt
  • Make Canada Day crafts and colour the giant mural
  • Savour delicious Canada Day cake
  • Enjoy great live music and entertainment
  • And much more!

Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage Entertainment
Time Entertainer
12:00pm - 12:45pm Greenbank Band
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lockyer Boys
3:00pm - 3:45pm Jean-Paul De Roover
2:15pm Grand Arrival - Wharf
2:30pm Singing O Canada - Main Stage
2:35pm Streamer Show - Main Square
2:45pm Canada Day Cake - Main Square

Contest Schedule

Time Contest
11:30am Log Sawing - Main Square
12:45pm Moose Ski Race - Main Square
2:00pm Canada Pride - Main Stage
4:00pm Great Canadian Trivia Challenge - Main Stage

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.
View the Neebing route schedule. The Neebing bus does not run on Sundays or Statutory Holidays.

Access by bike, boat or RV

  • Cyclists are welcome, bike racks will be available
  • Boats cannot dock at the event; there is no admissions entrance via the Kaministiquia River
  • RVs are only permitted in the parking lot for the duration of the event; overnight stay is only permitted in the campground with a registered campsite and a camping permit

What to Bring

  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather appropriate clothing

Food and Beverage

  • The Cantine Restaurant will be offering a full menu (Debit, Visa, MasterCard and cash are accepted)
  • 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 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

*Fees for the event and other services are not included in the campsite fees.

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.

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. .

Event Rules and Regulations

Any patron found to be in contravention with the rules and regulations will be dealt with accordingly.

  • Fort William Historical Park has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy
  • Pets are not allowed at this event
Activity schedules may change or be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions.