Haunted Fort Night

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The Realm of the Dead has Awoken

October 2018 – Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
October 4th-7th, 11th-14th, 18th-21st & 25th-28th
Tours start at 7:00pm nightly

Sinister forces are stretching the forlorn barrier between the living and the departed in the forsaken community of William’s Town. Corrupted lost souls sense the weakness. These nightmarish creatures now call out, twisting and tormenting the innocent as they hunt for an escape from their purgatory of emptiness and endless misery. Will you be able to escape untouched or will you become trapped in their clutches?

Dare to scare? Volunteer at Haunted Fort Night!
Help make Fort William Historical Park the most terrifying place in Thunder Bay this October by volunteering at Haunted Fort Night! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 807-473-2344 to apply.

  • Join us for the volunteer orientation on September 23rd, 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
  • All costumes, makeup and training will be provided.
  • Volunteer Interest Form and Waiver Form.

Tickets on Sale Now!
$15 per person.*
Reservations are required for Haunted Fort Night.

  • Haunted Fort Night is recommended for ages 12 and up.
  • Adult only tours (18+) are offered.
  • Haunted Fort Night is not recommended for individuals with sensitivities to flashing lights and loud noises.

Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling 807-473-2344 or in person at the Fort William Historical Park Visitor Centre.
*Price Includes HST.

Tours
Tours run every 10 minutes and last for approximately 1.5 hours.
Tours are 20 people per tour.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated or rescheduled. There will be no refunds or exchanges for late arrivals. Late arrivals will not be allowed to join a tour already in progress. Tours will leave at their scheduled times.

Adult Only Tours (Ages 18+)
8:30pm, 8:40pm, 10:20pm, & 10:30pm
Adult only tours are only for adults 18 years of age or older.

Zombie Paintball Gallery
Test your aim at moving zombie targets in this sniper-style paintball experience!
$5 for 50 paintballs! Tickets can be purchased in advanced or in person.

What to Bring

  • Weather appropriate clothing; this is an all-weather event, and takes place indoors and outdoors.
  • Cash; ATM available in the Visitor Centre.

Food & Beverage

  • Snacks will be available for purchase at the BBQ located beside the Visitor Centre.

Event Rules & Regulations

  • Fort William Historical Park has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy. Any patron found to be in contradiction with the rules and regulations will be dealt with accordingly.
  • Pets are not allowed at this event.
  • Cell phones or flashlights are not allowed.
  • This event is a go in all weather conditions.
  • There are no rain dates.

Getting Here
Car
Fort William Historical Park is located at 1350 King Road, Thunder Bay. Parking is free.

Ignite the Fort (2)

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Ignite the Fort

December 8th & 9th, 2018
Ignite the Fort - 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Star of Bethlehem - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrate the holiday season at Fort William Historical Park’s Ignite the Fort. This family-friendly event will kindle your holiday spirit with plenty of fun seasonal activities. We’ll wrap-up the festivities with a brilliant tree lighting ceremony in the Main Square to “Ignite the Fort.”

Following Ignite the Fort, the festivities continue with the Star of Bethlehem event at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory. Consider purchasing the Stars Ignite Combo-Pass for admission to both Ignite the Fort and the Star of Bethlehem.

Admission

Stars Ignite Combo-Pass
The combo-pass provides admission to both Ignite the Fort and the Star of Bethlehem, and is available for either December 8th or 9th only.

Adult

$15

 

Student

$11

 

Senior

$11

60+ years of age

Youth

$11

Ages 6 to 12

Children 5 & Under

Free!

 

*All prices include HST

Ignite the Fort event-only OR Star of Bethlehem event-only

Adult

$10

 

Student

$8

 

Senior

$8

60+ years of age

Youth

$8

Ages 6 to 12

Children 5 & Under

Free!

 

*All prices include HST

Check back soon for more event details.

New Year's Eve Family Frolic

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New Year's Eve Family Frolic

December 31st, 2018

Ring in the New Year at Fort William Historical Park’s New Year’s Eve Family Frolic. Enjoy a family-friendly evening filled with indoor and outdoor activities, games and live entertainment.

The celebrations will culminate with a dazzling fireworks display in the Main Square.

Admission

Adult

$10

 

Student

$8

 

Senior

$8

60+ years of age

Youth

$8

Ages 6 to 12

Children 5 & Under

Free!

 

*All prices include HST

Check back soon for more event details.

Art Contest

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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.

Deadline and Shipping

The deadline to submit your art piece and completed Registration Package is Friday, May 26th, 2017.

The first 100 entries will receive free shipping! You can also drop-off your artwork and completed Registration Package at the FWHP Visitor Centre, open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration Package

For complete contest details download the Registration Package. Make sure to read the entire registration package carefully and complete all the required forms.

Great Prizes!

Winners will receive the Grand Prize Stay & Play Package which includes:

  • $500 Visa Gift Card
  • Return transportation for two from your home community to Thunder Bay
  • Accommodations at a Thunder Bay hotel for three nights (July 21-23, 2017)
  • Admission and attraction passes for two to FWHP’s Karnival on the Kam festival from July 20-23, 2017
  • All semi-finalists will receive a Fort William Historical Park Prize Package that includes handcrafted items from our Heritage collection, Fort souvenirs and DVDs

Art Exhibition

The two winning art pieces will be selected as iconic elements for FWHP’s Canada 150 celebrations. All art submissions will be displayed at FWHP’s Karnival on the Kam festival and will be combined into a travelling exhibition and online showcase. The travelling art exhibit will be available to Northern Ontario communities throughout 2017.

Winners

Entries will be judged primarily on their Canada 150 theme. Six semi-finalists and two finalists will be chosen by a panel of local judges.

The six semi-finalists will be selected by region and age category as follows:

  • City of Thunder Bay: Ages 5 to 13 and 14 to 21
  • Eastern Region – East of Thunder Bay to Wawa: Ages 5 to 13 and 14 to 21
  • Western Region – West of Thunder Bay to Patricia Keewatin District: Ages 5 to 13 and 14 to 21

The two finalists will be chosen from the semi-finalists, with one winner from the ages 5 to 13 category and one winner from the ages 14 to 21 category. Each finalist will win the Grand Prize Stay & Play Package.

This project is proudly supported by Ontario150.

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North for 150 Digital Gallery

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR FORT WILLIAM HISTORICAL PARK'S REGIONAL YOUTH ART CONTEST

To celebrate Ontario and Canada's 150th birthdays, Fort William Historical Park (FWHP) held North for 150, a regional youth art contest. Northern Ontario's young artists between the ages 5 to 21 were invited to submit new, original art pieces that expressed their community's identity and connection to Canada's culture, history and 150th birthday for a chance to win great prizes. Northern Ontario's young artists answered the call and submitted works that included paintings, mixed media and video.

A panel of local judges comprised of representatives from Lakehead University's Visual Arts Department, Definitely Superior Art Gallery and the Community Arts & Heritage Education Project (CAHEP) evaluated the entries. All the artworks were evaluated primarily on their connection to the Canada 150 theme. The judges selected six semi-finalist art works from two age categories, 5 to13 and 14 to 21. From this group of semi-finalists, two finalists were chosen, one from each age category.

 Art Exhibition Digital Gallery

Truth
Truth
Isabella, age 6
In the grandfather teachings, the turtle represents truth. It is always important for people to speak the truth (mishiike).

Spirit Bear
SpiritBear
Aiden, age 7
Learn about aboriginal history and focus on diversity and inclusion.

The Sleeping Giant
TheSleepingGiant
Madelin, age 7
My artwork is about the most beautiful thing to me in Thunder Bay which is the Sleeping Giant.

Into the Next Century
Intothenextcentury
Jayden, age 9
The railroad crossing through Canada.

The Canadian Flag
TheCanadianFlag
Jayrin, age 9
Happy 150th birthday to Canada! My painting is made up with many faces to show Canada is a diverse country. I love Canada.

54,787 Sunrises & Counting
54787Sunrises
Kendra, age 9
The Sleeping Giant is a big part of our history. The birds show that we are free and can reach any height. Canada is beautiful just like a sunrise. On July 1, 2017 Canada will have had 54,787 sunrises.

Symbols of Canada
SymbolsofCanada
Amanee, age 10 
My drawing represents some of the most common symbols found within my community. These symbols such as the beaver and the Sleeping Giant show part of Canada’s landmarks and wildlife. Also, the bird represents the aboriginal culture here in Thunder Bay and throughout Canada.

My Canada
MyCanada
Semi-finalist, Age category 5 to 13

Maia, age 10 
All of the pieces I used in my art were found locally and help to represent Canada: The purple background represents amethyst rock. The Inukshuk is made of slate rock found on the beaches of Lake Superior. The Sleeping Giant is made from birch bark. The water/waves are made from the pine cones of a spruce tree. The beach sand is actual beach sand from the Lake Superior Shores. I also included white pine bows and moss. I painted a totem pole as it represents the culture of Canada and it represents many special events and stories.

The Great Fort
TheGreatFort
Nina, age 10 
My painting shows a bagpiper and highland dances. This is one example of the diversity of people in Canada. I chose to paint people and the Old Fort because I went on a tour of Fort William Historical Park and learned about Canada’s history (fur trade, settlers, First Nations). My painting shows people celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.

Growing in Diversity
GrowinginDiversity
Juliana, age 11 
How Canada is a country of “Diversity” and how proud I am to be a young female Canadian with opportunities, freedom and love for others.

The Wonders of Canada
TheWondersofCanada
Semi-finalist, Age category 5 to 13

Avia, age 12
We spent two summers traveling across Canada. Canada is a beautiful country. I hand crafted all of the sculptures to represent a special scene of each province.
Thunder Bay – Sleeping Giant
New Brunswick – Hope well Rock
Alberta – Hoodoo
Manitoba – Polar Bear
Northwest Territories – Northern Lights
Nunavut – Igloo
Yukon – Gold mine
British Columbia – Rain Forests
Quebec – Maple Syrup and Poutine
Prince Edward Island – Lobsters
Saskatchewan – Grassland

Nanna Bijou (The Sleeping Giant)
NannaBijou
Sophie, age 12 
My artwork is based on the Canada 150 theme. The canoe symbolizes people interacting with nature which is the Sleeping Giant and the outdoors. I chose to do the sunset because it shows the great beauty of Thunder Bay.

Our Canada
OurCanada
Finalist, Age category 5 to 13

Emily, age 13
Scenes of Canada placed inside the majestic National bird.

To Be Loaded At The Elevator
Tobeloadedattheelevator
Alyssa, age 17 
My artwork depicts how Thunder Bay connects to Canada because it shows the ships that come into our port and transport various things such as grain all over. Also it has the sleeping giant which is a beautiful landmark in our area.

Goose
Goose
Semi-finalist, Age category 14 to 21

Riley, age 17
Canadian Goose to represent Canada with an aboriginal style reflection to represent Canada’s multicultural roots.

The Sleeping Persian Man
TheSleepingPersianMan
Chloe, age 17; Christopher, age 17; Gavin, age 16; Lexie, age 17
On June 7th, 2007, the Sleeping Giant was nominated as the number one, on the Seven Wonders of Canada and still remains. Adding a comical twist with Thunder Bay’s signature pastry we constructed a replica using 84 persians, taking a high quality photo and photo shopping the two as one.

North for 150, Thunder Bay
Northfor150ThunderBay
Finalist, Age category 14 to 21

Erika, age 18
My artwork is a painting incorporating all the aspects I believe define my city, Thunder Bay. I’ve included symbols depicting Canada’s identity and connecting my city to Canadian culture, such as the Union Jack and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation flags, and the cities of Port Arthur and Fort William coming together.

Thunder Bay – Reflecting Canada’s Past and PresentLenticularPrintingView2LenticularPrintingView1
Semi-finalist, Age category 14 to 21 

Haneen, age 18
My artwork illustrates and highlights key aspects and symbols of Thunder Bay that represent Canada as a whole, while reflecting on its past and present. Not only does it showcase Canada’s history, but it also spotlights Canada’s rich and diverse Native culture as well as some of its recognized spots and wildlife.

Canada 150 – Voyageur Dance
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Mrs. Harri’s 5/6 Class & Mrs. Jewell’s SK/1 Class. The Grade 5/6 class at Agnew H. Johnston School taught the voyageur dance to the SK/1 class and made a video.

 

This project is proudly supported by Ontario150.

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