Welcome to Fort William Historical Park

In addition to featuring an accurate re-creation of the fur trade era inland headquarters of the North West Company, Fort William Historical Park is also home to the state-of-the-art David Thompson Astronomical Observatory and one of the largest telescopes in Central Canada. Fort William Historical Park also offers year-round festivals and events, an RV and tent campground, in-person, virtual and overnight educational programs, and wedding and conference facilities.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Discover Fort William

The year is 1815, and the place is Fort William. This is the inland headquarters of the North West Company, the world’s largest fur trading enterprise. It's a place where cultures meet, and relationships are forged between Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous newcomers. Fort William stands on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Indigenous people who have lived in harmony with the land for generations, and whose traditions, technologies and customs reflect their relationships with the forests, rivers and animals around them. The Anishinaabe share their invaluable knowledge and skills with their European partners and trade furs for European goods. Each summer, French-Canadian voyageurs, Scottish businessmen, Indigenous Peoples, and others from around the world gather at Fort William for the Great Rendezvous to discuss business, share news and renew friendships. Experience this unique place and time in Canadian history through the eyes of people who lived and worked around Fort William in the 1800s.

Guided Tours (Friday, March 1 through Friday, May 17, 2024)

English: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., Buy Tickets
French: By reservation, call (807) 473-2344

Enjoy a guided tour of Fort William led by one of its inhabitants. Guided tours last approximately 1.5 hours. Self-guided tours are not available at this time. 

Admission: $13 per person (HST included), Children 5 & under are free

A note to our visitors

Effective October 30, the Broadway Avenue entrance will be closed for the winter until May 1, 2024. Please use the King Road entrance during this time.


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Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that Fort William Historical Park is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg of Anemki Wajiw (Thunder Mountain), Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson-Superior Treaty of 1850. We also recognize the historic and ongoing contributions of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Mikinaak Minis (Turtle Island, North America). We appreciate the privilege to share a part of their storied past on the lands that First Peoples have kept since time immemorial.



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