Voyageur Winter Carnival


Voyageur Winter Carnival

February 15th, 16th & 17th, 2020 • 11:00am-5:00pm, daily

A weekend of winter fun awaits the whole family at Fort William Historical Park’s Voyageur Winter Carnival on Family Day Weekend 2020. Come out and enjoy new outdoor winter Zorb Ball track and human bowling alleys, tubing hills, skating, wagon rides, winter games and activities, live indoor and outdoor entertainment.

The action heats up this February at Fort William Historical Park’s Voyageur Winter Carnival hosts Northern Ontario’s debut Ice Dragon Boat ChallengeJoin us as a competitor or come out and show your support for the athletes. 


Weekend Pass:

3 days for the price of 2!

  Daily Admission   










$8.00  60+ years of age





 Valid with Student ID




 Ages 6-12
Children Free!   Children Free!

5 & under

*All prices include HST

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


  • Ice Dragon Boat ChallengeThe thrill of competition will take over the frozen Kaministiquia River as Youth and Adult teams will race in specially designed dragon boats sporting ice blades propelled by up to 10 paddlers with ice pick paddles. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams in both the Youth and Adult categories as well as the top fundraising team! Click HERE for more information.
  • Explore the Giant Zorb Ball Snow Track
  • Human Bowling Alleys
  • Bring your skates and go skating along the Kaministiquia River
  • Tubing hills
  • Visit the cabane à sucre and enjoy francophone culture with the Club culturel francophone de Thunder Bay
  • Try firing a historic musket provided by the Canadian Corps of Voyageurs
  • Outdoor activities including snowshoeing, curling, winter golf and snow graffiti
  • Wagon Rides
  • Axe Throwing
  • Indoor activities including crafts and a science station
  • Contests, carnival games and live entertainment

What to Bring

  • Weather appropriate clothing. Voyageur Winter Carnival is an outdoor, all-weather event.
  • Ice skates and/or sleds. A skate and sled check location will be available.

Food & Beverage

  • Food and Beverage will be available for purchase at the event. Licensed area will be available (19+). All visitors will be asked for appropriate identification by staff to enter the liquor licensed areas.
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed. In the event of a patron with dietary restrictions (i.e., allergies, etc.), please contact the Visitor Experiences Coordinator at 807-473-2357 prior to the event to make alternate arrangements.

Interested in volunteering for the Ice Dragon Boat Challenge?

Volunteers who meet the expected criteria will be designated a specific role based on their knowledge and experience. Anyone interested in volunteering must complete the Ice Dragon Boat Challenge Volunteer Interest Form and submit via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 4:00pm on January 31st, 2020. For further information about volunteering, contact the Lakehead Canoe Club by calling 807-345-8467 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Click HERE to download the Volunteer Interest Package (PDF)

Click HERE to download the Volunteer Waiver & Model Release (PDF)

Getting Here

Fort William Historical Park is located at 1350 King

 Road, Thunder Bay. Click here to get directions to the Park. Parking is free.

Thunder Bay Transit
Click here to view the City of Thunder Bay Transit website. 

Cyclists are welcome; bike racks are available.

Snow Machines & River Access
Snow machines cannot park at the event. There is no admissions entrance via the Kaministiquia River.

Event Rules & Regulations

  • Fort William Historical Park has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy. Any patron found to be in contravention with the rules and regulations will be dealt with accordingly.
  • Pets are not allowed at this event.
  • Hockey sticks are not allowed.

Activity schedules may be subject to change or cancellation.