Festivals and Events

Voyageur Winter Carnival

February 17 and 18, 2024 • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Celebrate the world of winter sports and games with a magical blend of traditional carnival fun. Embrace the outdoors with sliding and snow snake, then roll through our Zorb ball snow track! Meet local artisans showcasing their traditional skills in wood carving, snowshoe weaving, sash weaving, and more! Warm-up in the Cozy Corner Café with tea and cookie samples or visit the craft station to make something beautiful. Enjoy live musical performances by local musicians and join our historical interpreters in voyageur songs and dances. Fort William Historical Park’s Voyageur Winter Carnival is the perfect place for families and friends to share in the joy of play and embrace the magic of the winter season this Family Day Weekend.


Cultural Constellations

February 2, 9 & 23, 2024
Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m.
David Thompson Astronomical Observatory

Many different nations have unique perspectives on the shapes in the night sky! Join us on Fridays this February as we compare Anishinaabe and European constellations, and weather permitting, see some of these constellations for yourself through our fleet of telescopes!


March Break Day Camps

March 11 to 15, 2024

Register today for Fort William Historical Park’s March Break Day Camp and Astronomy Camp! Campers will enjoy an array of fun and exciting activities including snowshoeing, scavenger hunts, fur trade and traditional Indigenous activities, science experiments, and crafts. Call (807) 473-2344 for more information.


Fur Trade Fort William: A Timeline through Art

October 2023 through March 2024
Tuesday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Thunder Bay Museum, 425 Donald Street East

In celebration of 50 years of bringing life to history as a provincial attraction, Fort William Historical Park (FWHP), in partnership with the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, presents 45 works of art executed by 20 different artists assembled from 12 collections. Curated by Shawn Patterson, FWHP Collections Team Leader, and will be available for viewing from October 2023 to March 2024. This exhibit captures the vibrancy, bustle and inhabitants in and around Fort William throughout the 1800s.