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Ignite the Fort

December 8th & 9th, 2018
Ignite the Fort - 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Star of Bethlehem - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ignite the Fort is a new family event celebrating the holiday season. Experience a holiday activity filled journey back in time. Join us afterwards in the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory for the Star of Bethlehem. Learn about the many theories on the creation of this bright object in the night sky. All Ignite the Fort ticket holders receive $5.00 to $3.00 off of Star of Bethlehem tickets. Two perfect activities for the holiday season!

Admission

 

Ignite the Fort Admission

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Star of Bethlehem Admission

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Combo Admission**

Adult

$10.00

$10.00

$15.00

Senior

$8.00

$8.00

$11.00

Student

$8.00

$8.00

$11.00

Youth

$8.00

$8.00

$11.00

Child 5 & Under

Free

Free

Free

*All Prices Include HST

**Special: all Ignite the Fort ticket holders receive $5.00 to $3.00 off of Star of Bethlehem (7:00pm to 9:00pm) tickets

Activities

  • Tree lighting: Purchase a Christmas tree bulb in support of the United Way ($1.00)
  • Cookie decorating
  • Meet Santa (Father Time)
  • Caroling in the Great Hall
  • Crafts
  • Visit Historic buildings
  • Tincicle Making Demonstrations
  • Cider Samples
  • Bannock Making
  • Story Telling
  • Capture the Past: Dress up as a historic character and take your picture in Fort William’s historic setting
  • Bread Sales: Purchase a loaf of FWHP’s homemade artisan bread in support of the United Way ($5.00)
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Contests

Food and Beverage

  • Full menu offered in the Cantine (Debit, Visa, MasterCard, & cash accepted)
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed
    • In the case of dietary restrictions please contact the Visitor Experience Coordinator at 807-473-2357 to make alternate arrangements prior to event date

What to Bring

  • Hats, mitts, face coverings, and all other weather appropriate clothing

Bus Information

  • There is no shuttle service for the event from any point in the city
  • Check the Thunder Bay transit schedule, Neebing route, here

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 

Camping

  • There is no camping or RV parking at this event, the campground is closed for the season

Event Rules and Regulations

  • Fort William Historical Park has a zero tolerance policy; any patron found to be in contravention with FWHP rules and regulations will be dealt with accordingly
  • Pets are not allowed at this event

The event is a go in all weather conditions
Inclement weather may have some entertainment or activities adjusted or cancelled