Message from the General Manager

 

GM

Welcome to the world’s largest fur trade post! Hi, I’m Sergio Buonocore, general manager of Fort William Historical Park. Join us in a time-traveling adventure back to the heyday of the Canadian fur trade. Come discover the colourful story of Fort William and the Northwest Company in the early 1800s. It’s an unforgettable experience everyone will enjoy!

Skip through our handy menu here to learn more about us; you’ll quickly see there’s more to the Fort than simply history. We’re a dynamic, multi-component tourism attraction with facilities for meetings, conferences, and events.

On this menu, check out our national award winning festivals like Rock the Fort, and Anishnawbe Keeshigun. Learn more about our innovative education programs, overnight adventures, artisan workshops, day camps, the list goes on.

Step through our portal to find an exciting world of wonder and adventure. Let me show you the way!

                FIDDLING

NARRATOR

Experience Fort William Historical Park, where the whole family will have the time-traveling thrill of a lifetime! You’ll be amazed at the size and scope of Fort William, the world’s largest fur trade post.

                CANNON FIRE

Meet characters from Canada’s fur trade days.

                YOUNG GIRL 1 SHOUTS IN SURPRISE

There’s so much to see and do! Roll up your sleeves for some hands-on fun! Take in real, live drama; witness the fur traders squabbling during the council meeting.

GENTLEMAN 1 SPEAKS; “MISTER MACGILLIVRAY, ANY ACTION I INITIATED IN THE RED RIVER SETTLEMENT WAS A DEFENCE OF THE COLONY”

GENTLEMAN 2 SHOUTS; “AND MISTER TAITT, MISTER TAITT IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING THEY ARE TO JOIN THE SMITH IN THE GAOL (JAIL)”

If you don’t watch out for Mr. Taitt, you might find yourself under arrest!

                MEN SHOUTING

                NEW FIDDLE SONG BEGINS

And the fun continues year round! Join us during the Voyageur Winter Carnival; enjoy sleigh rides, sliding hills, and dogsled rides. Build a prize-winning snow sculpture! And there’s much, much more!

Education programs, overnight experiences, daycamps, banquets, and meetings.

You’re always welcome at the world’s largest fur trade post! We have it all at Fort William Historical Park, where your next adventure awaits!

                FIREWORKS; CHEERING AND APPLAUSE FROM CROWD