General Information

Fort William Historical Park Provides:

  • Full wheelchair and handicapped accessibility in 40 of our 43 buildings
  • A full range of public amenities including rest stations, handicapped accessible washrooms, and water fountains
  • Complete meal and food services
  • Fully handicapped accessible visitor transportation in our comfortable shuttle buses

Lost & Found

If you should happen to lose your wallet, passport, camera, or any other item, please check the Lost & Found in the admissions area of the Visitor Centre. If your item hasn't been returned, you can fill out a report describing your article and listing your contact information. If your article is found, the Fort will get in touch with you to return your item. Lost & Found Reports can be filled out online and e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also fax your form to (807) 473-2327.

General Emergencies

The Fort is equipped to handle emergencies large and small. If you are in an accident, mishap, or need any kind of assistance, please ask for help from the nearest Fort staff member. While you are visiting Fort William Historical Park and North Western Ontario, you can dial 911 or *OPP on your cell phone to reach fire, ambulance, and police emergency services.

What to Expect When Visiting Fort William

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Discover Fort William - the magnificent inland fur trade headquarters of the North West Company from 1803 to 1821. Our costumed characters will involve you in our exciting daily events and demonstrations which allow you to meet the Scottish fur traders, French voyageurs, artisans, farmers, Ojibwa and Métis aboriginals who inhabit the Fort.

You can also become part of the action with our many hands-on opportunities. Go paddling in a voyageur canoe on the Kaministiquia River, make a historic craft, and mingle with members of our nineteenth-century fur trade society.

Fort William Historical Park is open year round and provides spring, fall, and winter season activities including artisan workshops, festivals & events, and private walking tours as well as conferences, meetings, and weddings. We also offer unique education programs for children and adults.