Overnight Visits

Visitors sleeping inside wigwam on a floor covered in pine boughs and historic red striped blanketsAmazing Overnight Visits

Here's your ultimate getaway! Embark upon a time-travelling adventure of a lifetime through our amazing overnight visits. This is your opportunity to become a part of Canada's colourful past!

For an overnight venture, there's no place like Fort William Historical Park. Fort William truly was, and is, a unique place, a world unto itself, a veritable fur trade community springing up out of the wilderness.

With 57 heritage and modern buildings on 250 acres, you will become immersed in a by-gone era, experiencing the rich tapestry of cultures and activities while working alongside characters that toiled and celebrated life at Fort William in 1816.  You will be overwhelmed by the scope of life at the Fort.

We can design a package of activities, and entertainment to suit your needs. You can enjoy paddling a voyageur canoe up the beautiful "Kam" River, learn a period craft, or experience smudge ceremonies in the Learning Wigwam. Enjoy some voyageur-style recreation through relay races, canoe races, and axe throwing.

Retire to the Bell House or The East House at the end of your rewarding day. While these structures once served as temporary residences for visiting fur traders, today these buildings offer contemporary interior comforts, ideal for sleepovers, retreats and meetings, featuring bunk beds, showers, washrooms, and a common room. The main floors of both buildings each have barrier-free accessibility including one barrier-free sleeping room.

In addition, guests can choose to stay at a number of comfortable and well-appointed accommodations available in Thunder Bay. Please click on the link below for more information and to make your reservation.

City of Thunder Bay's list of Accomodations 

Dress in historic costume and eat, sleep, paddle, and play just like the Nor'Westers did almost 200 years ago! To book your overnight experience or learn more about our custom packages call 807-473-2344 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   for assistance in planning your group visit.