FW Historic Site

Welcome to Fort William Historical Park!

Fort William Historical Park is open for historic site guided tours, camping, and weddings and conferences! Call (807) 473-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

The construction of our new access road is well underway, however it is not open for public use at this time. Please continue to use King Road to access Fort William Historical Park. Thank you.

About Fort William Historical Park


Fort William Historical Park features Fort William, one of the largest living history sites in North America. Travel back in time to the 1800s and experience history through the eyes of peoples past. Explore Fort William, the inland headquarters of the North West Company, the world’s largest fur trading enterprise. Alive with the hustle and bustle of an active fur trade post, you may encounter voyageurs loading out furs, farmers working in gardens, artisans building canoes, and more! Visit the nearby encampment learn about their traditional lifestyle, culture and heritage of the Anishinaabe, the region’s Indigenous people.


Fort William Historical Park also features night sky and solar viewing at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory, a campground, canoe and kayak rentals, a variety of special events year-round, summer day camps, in-person and virtual education programs, and a variety of wedding and conference facilities.


We look forward to seeing you soon! 


Land Acknowledgement

Fort William Historical Park respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the traditional lands of Fort William First Nation, Anemki Wajiw (Mount McKay), located on the Western Shores of Gichigami (Lake Superior), signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. We also recognize the contributions of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Turtle Island (North America).

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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in conjunction with the industry, including the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), has created a self-certified Safe Travel Stamp based on worldwide industry protocols to allow travellers to recognise destinations around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so consumers can experience 'Safe Travels’.