Plan Your Visit

Curriculum Focus

Our programs are designed to meet curriculum requirements across divisions. A trip to the Fort can help launch a unit, or provide a culminating experience. Our Curriculum Packages for teachers have cross-curricular lesson plans featuring literacy activities.

All Abilities

We welcome students and groups of all abilities. When requesting your visit, please let us know how the Fort can make your visit more successful and enjoyable

Custom Programs

We are pleased to customize our programs to meet your students' learning goals.

Programs in French

Some school visit programs are available in French. To find out more, contact our Reservations Office.

Reservations Required

To ensure a quality experience, all schools and educational groups must book in advance. To discuss program options, please contact our Reservations Office.

Chaperones

We welcome one adult chaperone for each paid student admission. Adult chaperones receive complimentary admission for daytime programs. Adult chaperones in excess of this amount will be charged the single admission rate for the program they are attending.  

Bus Service

Complimentary bus service is available on our 35-passenger bus for Full Day and Overnight Program bookings. Bus service is available for local schools on a first-come, first served basis. Some restrictions apply.

Cancellations & Rescheduling

Cancellation notification is required 72 hours before your program begins. For cancellations due to poor weather, we will attempt to re-schedule.

Payment

A 20% deposit is requested at the time of booking.  Program fees are due upon arrival at the Fort. Cash, VISA, and MasterCard are accepted.  Please make cheques payable to the Minister of Finance.


On The Day of Your Visit

What to Bring

Please dress for the weather and the outdoors, and leave valuables at home. Students may bring their own bag lunches. If you plan to have your lunch break at the Fort, please inform the Reservations Office.

Timing

Groups are requested to arrive 10 minutes prior to your program start time in order to check in. If your group arrives late, your program will be shortened accordingly.

Check-In

When arriving at the Fort, follow the School Bus signs to meet your guide. Please have students remain on the bus during check-in.

Hours of Operation & Rates

Winter Season, Mid September - Mid May
Location/ServiceHoursRates
Historic Tours

Tours available by reservation only between 10:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Call 807-473-2344 to book.

$7.50/person
Children 5 & under, free
Administration Office Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm
N/A
Visitor Centre
(Admissions)
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
N/A
David Thompson Astronomical Observatory Observatory open every Friday and Saturday from 7-9pm in December and February. The Observatory will be closed for private bookings only for the months of October, November, January, March and April.

$10/adult

$8/youth/senior/student

Children 5 & under, free! 

Campground Closed October 9th for the season. N/A
Canoe & Kayak Rentals N/A N/A
Venues & Catering Services Offered year-round. Call 807-473-2344 for more information.
Education Programs Offered year-round. Call 807-473-2344 for more information.
Events & Festivals Offered year-round. Click here for upcoming events & special rates.
Spring Season, May
Location/ServiceHoursRates
Historic Tours Sunday - Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Daily tours depart every 45 minutes. 

$12/adult

$11/student/senior

$9/youth

Children 5 & under, free!

Visitor Centre
(Admissions)

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
N/A

Administration Office

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

N/A
David Thompson Astronomical
Observatory

Thursday - Saturday
Times vary.

$10/adult
$8/youth/senior/student
Campground Opens May 19th for the season. $25/night/non-serviced
$35/night/serviced
Canoe & Kayak Rentals Sunday - Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm
$15/half day
$30/full day
Venues & Catering Services Offered year-round. Call 807-473-2344 for more information.
Education Programs Offered year-round. Call 807-473-2344 for more information.
Events & Festivals Offered year-round. Click here for upcoming events & special rates.
Summer Season, June - Mid August
Location/ServiceHoursRates
Historic Tours Open Daily
10:00am - 5:00pm
Daily tours depart every 45 minutes. 
$14/adult
$12/student/senior
$10/youth
Children 5 & under, free
Visitor Centre
(Admissions)
Open Daily
9:00am - 5:00pm
N/A
Administration Office Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm
N/A
David Thompson Astronomical
Observatory
Thursday - Saturday
Times vary.
$10/adult
$8/youth/senior/student
Campground OPEN until mid October $25/night/non-serviced
$35/night/serviced
Canoe & Kayak Rentals Open Daily
9:00am - 5:00pm
$15/half day
$30/full day
Venues & Catering Services Offered year-round. Call 807-473-2344 for more information.
Education Programs Offered year-round. Call 807-473-2344 for more information.
Events & Festivals Offered year-round. Click here for upcoming events & special rates.
Fall Season Mid August - Mid September
Location/ServiceHoursRates
Historic Tours Sunday - Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Tours available by reservation only. Call 807-473-2344.
$12/adult
$11/student/senior
$9/youth
Children 5 & under, free
Visitor Centre
(Admissions)
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
N/A
Administration Office Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm
N/A
David Thompson Astronomical
Observatory
Thursday - Saturday
Times vary.
$10/adult
$8/youth/senior/student
Campground OPEN until mid October $25/night/non-serviced
$35/night/serviced
Canoe & Kayak Rentals Sunday - Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm
$15/half day
$30/full day
Venues & Catering Services Offered year-round. Call 807-473-2344 for more information.
Education Programs Offered year-round. Call 807-473-2344 for more information.
Events & Festivals Offered year-round. Click here for upcoming events & special rates.
  • All rates are subject to change. Prices do not include HST.
    • Youth (6-12) / Student (13+ with student ID) / Senior (60+)
  • Offered Year-Round
  • Fort William Historical Park offers a fair exchange rate on the U.S. dollar
    • Call 807-473-2344 for today's exchange rate

For further information on park offerings, group rates, and season passes, please call or email our Visitor Centre at 807-473-2344, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .