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

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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

Ignite the Fort is a new family event celebrating the holiday season. Experience a holiday activity filled journey back in time. Join us afterwards in the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory for the Star of Bethlehem. Learn about the many theories on the creation of this bright object in the night sky. All Ignite the Fort ticket holders receive $5.00 to $3.00 off of Star of Bethlehem tickets. Two perfect activities for the holiday season!

Admission

 

Ignite the Fort Admission

2:00pm – 7:00pm

Star of Bethlehem Admission

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Combo Admission**

Adult

$10.00

$10.00

$15.00

Senior

$8.00

$8.00

$11.00

Student

$8.00

$8.00

$11.00

Youth

$8.00

$8.00

$11.00

Child 5 & Under

Free

Free

Free

*All Prices Include HST

**Special: all Ignite the Fort ticket holders receive $5.00 to $3.00 off of Star of Bethlehem (7:00pm to 9:00pm) tickets

Activities

  • Wagon Rides
  • Visit with Santa
  • Holiday Card Making
  • Visit Historic Buildings
  • Tincicle Making Demonstrations
  • Cider Samples
  • Bannock Making
  • Storytelling
  • Contests
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Candy Making & Samples
  • Historic Fudge & Samples
  • Capture the Past: Dress up as a historic character and take your picture in Fort William’s historic setting
  • Tree lighting: Purchase a Christmas tree bulb in support of the United Way ($1.00)
  • Bread Sales: Purchase a loaf of FWHP’s homemade artisan bread in support of the United Way ($5.00)

Contest Schedule

Time Contest Location
3:00pm Gingerbread House Making Great Hall
4:00pm Log Sawing Main Square
5:00pm Fur Pack Toboggan Pull Main Square
On-going Vote For Your Favourite Candy! Main Square

Food and Beverage

  • Full menu offered in the Cantine (Debit, Visa, MasterCard, & cash accepted)
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed
    • In the case of dietary restrictions please contact the Visitor Experience Coordinator at 807-473-2357 to make alternate arrangements prior to event date

What to Bring

  • Hats, mitts, face coverings, and all other weather appropriate clothing

Bus Information

  • There is no shuttle service for the event from any point in the city
  • Check the Thunder Bay transit schedule, Neebing route, here

Access by Bike, Boat, or RV

  • Cyclists are welcome, bike racks will be available
  • Boats cannot dock at the event; there is no admissions entrance via the Kaministiquia River 

Camping

  • There is no camping or RV parking at this event, the campground is closed for the season

Event Rules and Regulations

  • Fort William Historical Park has a zero tolerance policy; any patron found to be in contravention with FWHP rules and regulations will be dealt with accordingly
  • Pets are not allowed at this event

The event is a go in all weather conditions
Inclement weather may have some entertainment or activities adjusted or cancelled

New Year's Eve Family Frolic

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New Year's Eve Family Frolic

December 31st, 2018
6pm-12am

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

Activities

  • Large Choreographed Firework Show
  • Live Entertainment
  • Snowshoeing
  • Small Tubing Hill
  • Small Skating Rink
  • Axe Throwing
  • Games Gallery
  • Popcorn Making & Samples
  • Hot Chocolate Making & Samples
  • Bannock Making & Samples
  • Resolution Wall
  • Carnival Games
  • Crafts
  • Glow Room  
  • Contests
  • Outdoor Games
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Historic Buildings and Characters

Entertainment Schedule

Time

Entertainer

6:30pm - 7:15pm

Morning Light

7:30pm - 8:45pm

The Lockyer Boys

9:00pm - 10:00pm

Flipper Flanagan's Flatfooted Four

10:30pm  - 11:45pm

Lockyer Boys

Contest Schedule

Time

Contest

7:15pm

Log Sawing

8:45pm

Moose Ski Race

10:00pm

New Year’s Eve Trivia

Food and Beverage

  • Full menu offered in the Cantine (Debit, Visa, MasterCard, & cash accepted)
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed
    • In the case of dietary restrictions please contact the Visitor Experience Coordinator at 807-473-2357 to make alternate arrangements prior to event date

What to Bring

  • Hats, mitts, face coverings, and all other weather appropriate clothing
  • Ice skates (a skate and sled check location will be available)
  • Cash (ATM available in Visitor Centre only; no ATM on historic site)

Bus Information

  • There is no shuttle service for the event from any point in the city
  • Check the Thunder Bay transit schedule, Neebing route, here

Access to the Site by Snow Machine & RV

  • Snow machines cannot park at the event; there is no admissions entrance via the Kaministiquia River
  • RV’s will not be permitted in the parking lot for overnight stay

Camping

  • There is no camping at this event, the campground is closed for the season

Want to Volunteer?

  • Please contact us for more information on volunteering at 807-473-2344 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Event Rules and Regulations

  • Fort William Historical Park has a zero tolerance policy; any patron found to be in contravention with FWHP rules and regulations will be dealt with accordingly
  • Pets are not allowed at this event

The event is a go in all weather conditions
Inclement weather may have some entertainment or activities adjusted or cancelled.

Ignite the Fort 2019

2017 Whats New Banners - Ignite

Ignite the Fort

December 7th & 8th, 2019
Ignite the Fort - 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Star of Bethlehem - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ignite the Fort is a new family event celebrating the holiday season. Experience a holiday activity filled journey back in time. Join us afterwards in the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory for the Star of Bethlehem. Learn about the many theories on the creation of this bright object in the night sky. All Ignite the Fort ticket holders receive $5.00 to $3.00 off of Star of Bethlehem tickets. Two perfect activities for the holiday season!

Admission

 

Ignite the Fort Admission

2:00pm – 7:00pm

Star of Bethlehem Admission

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Combo Admission**

Adult

$10.00

$10.00

$15.00

Senior

$8.00

$8.00

$11.00

Student

$8.00

$8.00

$11.00

Youth

$8.00

$8.00

$11.00

Child 5 & Under

Free

Free

Free

*All Prices Include HST

**Special: all Ignite the Fort ticket holders receive $5.00 to $3.00 off of Star of Bethlehem (7:00pm to 9:00pm) tickets

Activities

  • Visit Historic Buildings
  • Storytelling
  • Contests
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Capture the Past: Dress up as a historic character and take your picture in Fort William’s historic setting
  • Tree lighting


Food and Beverage

  • Full menu offered in the Cantine (Debit, Visa, MasterCard, & cash accepted)
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed
    • In the case of dietary restrictions please contact the Visitor Experience Coordinator at 807-473-2357 to make alternate arrangements prior to event date

What to Bring

  • Hats, mitts, face coverings, and all other weather appropriate clothing

Bus Information

  • There is no shuttle service for the event from any point in the city
  • Check the Thunder Bay transit schedule, Neebing route, here

Access by Bike, Boat, or RV

  • Cyclists are welcome, bike racks will be available
  • Boats cannot dock at the event; there is no admissions entrance via the Kaministiquia River 

Camping

  • There is no camping or RV parking at this event, the campground is closed for the season

Event Rules and Regulations

  • Fort William Historical Park has a zero tolerance policy; any patron found to be in contravention with FWHP rules and regulations will be dealt with accordingly
  • Pets are not allowed at this event

The event is a go in all weather conditions
Inclement weather may have some entertainment or activities adjusted or cancelled

New Year's Eve Family Frolic 2019

2018 Whats New Banners - NYE Family Frolic

New Year's Eve Family Frolic

December 31st, 2019
6pm-12am

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.

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

Activities

  • Live Entertainment
  • Snowshoeing
  • Small Tubing Hill
  • Small Skating Rink
  • Axe Throwing
  • Games Gallery
  • Resolution Wall
  • Carnival Games
  • Crafts
  • Contests
  • Outdoor Games
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Historic Buildings and Characters

Food and Beverage

  • Full menu offered in the Cantine (Debit, Visa, MasterCard, & cash accepted)
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed
    • In the case of dietary restrictions please contact the Visitor Experience Coordinator at 807-473-2357 to make alternate arrangements prior to event date

What to Bring

  • Hats, mitts, face coverings, and all other weather appropriate clothing
  • Ice skates (a skate and sled check location will be available)
  • Cash (ATM available in Visitor Centre only; no ATM on historic site)

Bus Information

  • There is no shuttle service for the event from any point in the city
  • Check the Thunder Bay transit schedule, Neebing route, here

Access to the Site by Snow Machine & RV

  • Snow machines cannot park at the event; there is no admissions entrance via the Kaministiquia River
  • RV’s will not be permitted in the parking lot for overnight stay

Camping

  • There is no camping at this event, the campground is closed for the season

Want to Volunteer?

  • Please contact us for more information on volunteering at 807-473-2344 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Event Rules and Regulations

  • Fort William Historical Park has a zero tolerance policy; any patron found to be in contravention with FWHP rules and regulations will be dealt with accordingly
  • Pets are not allowed at this event

The event is a go in all weather conditions
Inclement weather may have some entertainment or activities adjusted or cancelled.