Welcome to Fort William Historical Park!
Greetings from Fort William Historical Park!
On behalf of the management and staff of Fort William Historical Park (FWHP), I would like to extend warm salutations.
Welcome to one of the largest living history attractions on the continent. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this facility, we re-create the activities at Fort William, inland headquarters for the North West Company from 1803-21. As Northern Ontario's premier tourism attraction, Fort William attracts visitors and media from all over the world.
While many attractions bill themselves as unique, Fort William truly was and is unique, in its depiction of one of the largest operations in the fur trade. With 57 heritage and modern buildings on 250 acres, Fort William offers a rich tapestry of fur trade life, touching upon a wide variety of topics, from exploration to culture and crafts, medicine to business, domestic life to animal husbandry. We have many remarkable stories to tell.
Fort William Historical Park is a multi-functional facility. We host banquets, conferences, and major festivals. We also offer campgrounds, kayak and canoe rentals, as well as our state-of-the-art astronomy centre, the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory, featuring one of the largest telescopes in Central Canada.
We are always looking for innovative ways of creating opportunities that benefit our economy in Northwestern Ontario.
We hope that the unique setting and the amenities provided by our facility will enhance your visit with us. We wish that you have an enjoyable experience at Fort William Historical Park.