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Haunted Fort Night | October 2023

  • Thursdays – October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Fridays – October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Saturdays – October 7, 14, 21, 28

Tours start at 7:30 p.m. nightly


  • Individual Tickets: $20 per person (HST included)
    • Tours will include up to 15 people
    • Individual ticket tour times:
      • 7:30 p.m.
      • 8 p.m.
      • 8:30 p.m.
      • 9 p.m.
      • 9:30 p.m.
      • 10 p.m.
  • Private Tour: $300 per tour (HST included)
    • Includes all 15 tickets for a single time slot.
    • Private tour times:
      • 7:45 p.m.
      • 8:15 p.m.
      • 8:45 p.m.
      • 9:15 p.m.
      • 9:45 p.m.
  • All ticket sales will be made via online ticketing.
  • Sales are limited to 15 tickets (1 tour) per transaction.
  • There will be no ticket pick-up at the Visitor Centre.

Haunted Fort Night 2023: Mother of all Madness

It seems that not all legends are lost to time. Sometimes legends are biding their time lurking in the shadows. To survive the encroaching darkness, you must evade the people of Williams Town who have been driven insane by the dark whispers coming from the shadows, all while confronting your own inner most demons. Only time will tell if you have the strength to stop a legend from becoming a reality once again.

Haunted Fort Night is recommended for people ages 12+.

Haunted Fort Night uses strobe lights, loud noises, fog machines, tight spaces, uneven flooring, and in some situations, visitors may experience total darkness. Please be advised that these special effects may not be suitable for people who suffer from heart conditions, high blood pressure, asthma, seizures, light sensitivity, claustrophobia, women who are pregnant, and/or people with any other health conditions. If you have concerns, please check with your healthcare provider prior to purchasing tickets.


Tours can accommodate up to 15 people. Tours last approximately one (1) hour with no intermission or restroom breaks. Washrooms are available prior to and after you tour in the Visitor Centre. Please prepare accordingly.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time
  • Late arrivals cannot be accommodated or rescheduled
  • Late arrivals will not be allowed to join a tour already in progress
  • Tours will leave at their scheduled times to accommodate all tour groups
  • This event is a go in all weather conditions; there are no rain dates
  • There will be no refunds or exchanges

Getting Here

  • Car – Fort William Historical Park is located at 1350 King Road, Thunder Bay. Click here to get directions to the Park. Parking is free.
  • Bikes – Cyclists are welcome; bike racks are available.

What to Bring

  • Weather appropriate clothing. This is an all-weather event and takes place indoors and outdoors.

Food & Beverage

  • Food and beverage services will not be offered
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed

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! All costumes, makeup and training will be provided. For more information about volunteering at Haunted Fort Night email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call (807) 473-2319.

Frightful Rules

• All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable
• No late arrivals will be accepted or rescheduled
• Use of cellphones or flashlights are not permitted during the tour; remember it’s supposed to be dark and scary
• Drugs, alcohol and smoking are not allowed; you’ll want to have your wits about you
• Pets are not allowed at this program; Haunted Fort Night is not pet friendly, it is dark, scary, has loud noises and flashing lights