Day Camps and Education

There's a world of opportunity to explore and learn at Fort William Historical Park, all year round!

Step into the past and get connected to people, ideas, artifacts and unforgettable hands-on experiences that motivate and inspire! Choose from our wide selection of programs or let us create a custom program just for you.

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“North for 150” Youth Art Contest

Fort William Historical Park (FWHP) is excited to launch a regional youth art contest to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! Northern Ontario’s young artists (ages 5 to 21) are invited to submit new, original art pieces to express their community’s identity and connection to Canada’s culture, history and 150th birthday. Art pieces can be any medium including painting, sculpture, song or dance. Click here for contest details and registration.

Summer Day Camps

This summer young adventurers can enjoy a week of indoor and outdoor fun at one of our Summer Program Day Camp Programs! We offer a wide range of educational and engaging experiences for children ages 7 to 12. See a full list of programs here.

The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory

Take an educational journey to the stars! We offer quality educational experiences year-round that highlight many wonders of space as well as our cultural heritage. 

Programs Include:

  • Active, hands-on learning 
  • Encounters with telescopes, meteors, multimedia and ideas that motivate and inspire students
  • Interdisciplinary learning across the curriculum

Programs are based on documented research and are linked to the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum expectations. Our skilled facilitators help participants achieve their learning goals through hands-on activities that make learning fun! 

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Download or browse our 2016-2017 Observatory Experience Guide or 2016-2017 Education Program Guide to learn more about these programs. Our goal is to meet your students’ learning needs, so if you’re looking for something not listed here, call 807-473-2344 to inquire about a custom program for your class.

Click here to visit the Observatory section of our website.