Fort William Historical Park Wins National Cultural Tourism Award

Thunder Bay, ON, December 1, 2016 - The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has awarded Fort William Historical Park (FWHP) the prestigious “National Cultural Tourism Award”.

The Canadian Tourism Awards are recognized as the most respected accolade available in Canada for the tourism industry, and have become the standard of excellence for businesses and organizations in the travel industry, showcasing the nation's best tourism products, services, and experiences.

The “National Cultural Tourism Award” recognizes a cultural organization that has demonstrated a commitment to the development and promotion of authentic, innovative and enriched cultural tourism visitor experiences, or a tourism organization that has demonstrated a commitment to culture as a key aspect of encouraging and promoting tourism growth within their region.

The award recognizes FWHP’s commitment to visitor satisfaction, its vital role as a regional economic promoter, and for its social impact and legacy in the community.

The award, sponsored by Parks Canada, was presented at the TIAC Awards Congress in Gatineau, QC, on November 30, 2016.

At the awards presentation Daniel Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Parks Canada remarked, “Parks Canada is pleased to recognize Fort William Historical Park as an important and vibrant part of Ontario’s and Canada’s cultural richness.”

Sergio Buonocore, General Manager of FWHP, comments, “The Fort is extremely proud to be recognized with this prestigious award. It is through the hard work and dedication of the staff here at FWHP, that we continue to rise to the top of our industry and gain national attention for our efforts. I would like to extend my personal gratitude to everyone working here at the Fort for your relentless pursuit of excellence and our collective journey of cultural education and celebration.”

Fort William Historical Park has previously won a TIAC Award in 2006 in the “National Event of the Year” category for “Rock the Fort”.