Guides

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Pieces of the Past: Archaeology

1.5 hrs, $6.00

Prepare to get your hands dirty and join us in a simulated archaeological dig. Using the tools and methods of an archaeologist, participants will excavate artifacts and record data, then put their brains to work interpreting the material evidence that they have uncovered.

  • Science & Technology: Science Badge
  • Personal Growth: Career Awareness
  • Adventures in Guiding: Heritage

Animal Detectives

1.5 hrs, $6.00

Become animal detectives! Examine up close the tracks, skulls and fur of different animals in our forest and use these clues to discover interesting facts about the animal's habitat, anatomy and eating habits. Find out differences between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and how animals adapt to their surroundings.

  • Fun in the Outdoors: Naturalist
  • Science & Technology: Plants & Animals

Winged Wonders

1.5 hrs, $6.00

Join in the wonders of bird watching at Fort William! Learn how to spot our feathered friends and what to look and listen for in identifying them. Examine a variety of feathers, start a birding notebook, and build a feeder to take home!

  • Fun in the Outdoors: Bird Watching

Creative Craft

2.5 hrs. $6.00 + materials

Learn about traditional Canadian crafts and create your very own piece to take home. Choose from a leather craft, bead work, or dream catcher.

  • Girls Creating: Creative Craft
  • Adventures in Guiding: Cultural Awareness

Old Time Toys

1.5 hrs. $6.00

It's time to play!  Experience the excitement of toys in the early nineteenth century and make a Jacob's Ladder of your very own.

  • Girls Creating: Creative Craft
  • Adventures in Guiding: Cultural Awareness
  • Adventures in Guiding: Heritage

Snow Walkers

1.5 hrs. $6.00

Join us on a winter adventure at the Fort. Learn about the history of snowshoes in Canada and how they were used by Native peoples, then strap on a pair and go on a guided learning adventure through the winter trails. After learning to walk on snow and exploring the winter landscape, play a friendly game on snowshoes and then warm up with hot chocolate.

  • Being Healthy: Snowshoeing
  • Adventures in Guiding: Heritage
  • Fun in the Outdoors: Outdoor Adventures

Moccasin Walk

1.5 hrs. $6.00

Relax around a tranquil fire in a wigwam and try your hand at making fried bread.  Learn about the Anishnawbe way of life and similarities between people of all cultures.

  • Adventures in Guiding: Cultural Awareness
  • Fun in the Outdoors: Outdoor Cooking

Song & Dance

1.5 hrs. $6.00

Learn the steps of early French Canadian folk dances and learn about traditional musical instruments. Then join the sing-along of some Canadian folk songs and find out how they relate to Canada's past.

  • Adventures in Guiding: Folklore
  • Girls Creating: Singing
  • Girls Creating: Dancing
  • Adventures in Guiding: Cultural Awareness

Fur Trade Natural History

1.5 hrs. $6.00

Join us for a hike through our local woodland and learn about the life within it.  Acquire new knowledge of edible, medicinal, and harmful plants.  Study and identify a number of trees and shrubs.  Learn about the elements of fire and fire safety, as well as conservation of our natural resources. Later, join us for a steaming hot cup of Labrador tea and sample pure maple sugar.

  • Fun in the Outdoors: Naturalist
  • Fun in the Outdoors: Wildflower
  • Fun in the Outdoors: Conservation
  • Safety: Fire Safety

To discuss program options or to book a program, call our Reservations Office at 807-473-2344 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .