Great Rendezvous Historic Re-enactment
July 14-16, 2023

Fort William Historical Park will be celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2023. Fort William Historical Park features one of North America's largest living history sites, which brings to life the 19th century fur trade at Fort William, the inland headquarters of the North West Company.

To celebrate this landmark event, we are holding a Great Rendezvous Celebration July 8-16, 2023, which will culminate with the Great Rendezvous Historic Re-enactment July 14-16, 2023. The Historic Re-enactment will include daily workshops, contests, arrival, and more! Stay tuned for our daily event schedule.

To register for the Great Rendezvous Re-enactment, complete the Registration Package and the Waiver and Release Forms, submit by:

  • Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Drop-off at the Visitor Centre Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m, or
  • Send by mail to Fort Willam Historical Park, Attn: Great Rendezvous Re-enactment Registration, 1350 King Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7K 1L6

The deadline to register is June 23, 2023. 
Registration is free this year.

Rendezvous is a re-creation of the annual summer gathering held at Fort William over 200 years ago when it was the inland headquarters of the North West Company, which, at the time was the world's largest fur trading enterprise with posts stretching across North America. During Rendezvous, French-Canadian voyageurs, Scottish businessmen, Indigenous Peoples, and other from various places around the world would gather at Fort William to discuss business, share news and renew friendships.