What to Expect When Visiting Fort William

Welcome back!

We look forward to seeing you soon at Fort William Historical Park!

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. 

Programs & Services Currently Available

For more information or to make a reservation please call (807) 473-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

New Safety Measures & Guidelines

Fort William Historical Park remains committed to the health and well-being of our community, visitors, employees, and animals. Please familiarize yourself with the following health and well-being measures prior to your visit:

COVID-19 Self-assessment

  • Please self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms prior to your planned visit, even if you are partially or fully vaccinated. Complete the COVID-19 Online Customer Screening.
  • Please do not visit Fort William Historical Park if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, even mild, or if you have been exposed to COVID-19, or if you have been directed to self-isolate.

Masks & Face coverings

  • You are welcome to continue to wear a mask or face covering at Fort William Historical Park, if you so choose. Masks and face coverings are no longer mandatory when visiting Fort William Historical Park.

The following programs and services are currently unavailable:

  • Great Hall elevator; only accessible by stairs 
  • Bike Locker Rentals (Opens Summer 2023)
  • Canoe & Kayak Rentals (Opens Summer 2023)
  • Visitor Costume Rentals

Pets

Pets are welcome at Fort William Historical Park, however, we ask that you adhere to the following when your pet is on our property:

  • Pets are allowed at the campground and historic site but must be kept on a leash.
  • Pets are not permitted inside the Cantine Restaurant, Gift Shop, McGillivray’s Landing, or the Café Kam.
  • There is outdoor, pet-friendly seating available at the Cantine Restaurant.
  • Please clean-up immediately after your pet using a disposable bag and place it in an outdoor waste receptacle.
  • Service animals are allowed in all places to which the public is admitted.

Hours of Operation & Rates

Thank you for your interest in Fort William Historical Park!

Our new access road via Broadway Avenue is now open. The King Road entrance is now closed.

A note to our visitors: The Visitor Centre and Historic Site will be closed September 12-14, 2022 for staff training. The campground will remain open.


Explore Fort William

Travel back in time to 1816 and discover Fort William. This is the inland headquarters of the North West Company, the world's largest fur trading enterprise with posts stretching across North America. This is a place where cultures meet, and relationships are forged between Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous newcomers. Come experience this unique place and time in history through the eyes of peoples past who lived and worked around Fort William!

Discover Fort William’s beautiful outdoor setting and use your smart phone and tablet to access our high-definition, live action videos available in English, French and Oji-Cree via our QR code signage located across the historic site. 

The Historic Site is open 7-days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with last admission at 4 p.m.

Explore the Historic Site at your leisure. Summer programming is now full swing with a variety of activities taking place throughout the day.

  • Farming Fun - All day
  • Artisan Bread Samples - All day
  • Art of the Storyteller - 11 a.m. English presentation, 2:45 p.m. French presentation
  • Deep Dive into History - 11:30 a.m.
  • Axe Throwing - 12 p.m.
  • Arrival of Travellers and Traders (historical drama) - 2:30 p.m.
  • Fire a Musket! - 3 p.m.
  • Traditional Sports - 3:30 p.m.

Our QR Code Self-Guided Tour is available. You'll find QR Codes posted outside many locations across the Historic Site. Scan them with your smartphone camera to access informational videos available in English, French and Oji-Cree.

If you would like an English Guided Tour, please call (807) 473-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  prior to your visit to make a reservation.

French Guided Tours will be available daily at 10:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours.

Admission (+HST): Adult $14, Senior & Student $12, Youth $10, Children 5 and under are Free


Cantine Restaurant

The Cantine Restaurant is open 7-days a week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the historic site is required to dine at the restaurant. 


Education & Overnight Programs and Artisan Workshops

Virtual and in-person programs are currently available. Please call (807) 473-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information or to make a booking.


Facility Rentals

Facility rentals for weddings, conferences and meetings, and other private functions are currently available. Please call (807) 473-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information or to make a booking.


Campground

Serviced and non-serviced campsites and RV rentals are now available! Please call (807) 473-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information or to make a booking. Visit RV & Tent Campgrounds for more information about our campground and available amenities.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

For further information and updates about our programs, services, group rates and season passes, please contact the Visitor Centre by calling (807) 473-2344 or e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Fort William Historical Park’s available programs and services and COVID-19 health and safety measures, visit Visitor Experience, What to Expect.

  • All rates are subject to change. Prices do not include HST unless otherwise noted.
    • Youth (6-12) / Student (13+ with student ID) / Senior (60+)
  • Fort William Historical Park offers a fair exchange rate on the U.S. dollar
    • Call (807) 473-2344 for today's exchange rate