Facilities & Amentities

Mascot Willy the Voyageur giving thumbs upFort William Historical Park is fully equipped with modern amenities and conveniences to ensure that every visitor has a truly enjoyable experience. Our modern facilities are designed with the visitor in mind, should you require any assistance while visiting Fort William please do not hesitate to contact any of our staff for directions or assistance.

Visitor Centre

The Fort's Visitor Centre is your first stop on your visit.  Once you have purchased your ticket, our friendly admissions staff will direct you to our exhibits tunnel. The tunnel features reproductions of fur trade artifacts and a film introducing the colourful history of Fort William and its characters that inhabit the Fort.

The Visitor Centre is also the place to browse in our Trading Post Gift Shop. Filled with unique gifts for adults and children including one-of-a-kind heritage items, souvenirs, and historic reproductions handmade by Fort William artisans, you are sure to find just the treasure you are looking for.

Accommodating Visitor Needs

Fort William Historical Park complies with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act and makes every effort to accommodate the needs of all of our visitors. The majority of our buildings our barrier free and we have handicapped accessible washrooms in the Visitor Centre and on our historic site. The Fort also provides wheelchairs and TTY phone service for our visitors. Should you require any other specialized assistance, please call (807) 473-2344 or (807) 473-2347 to make arrangements. We will do everything possible to make your trip to the Fort a memorable one. Strollers are also available for visitors with young children.

Historic and Contemporary Cuisine!

Savour historic meals, excellent casual fare, and hearty dinners in our unique heritage settings. Meals can be ordered in advance for groups and are available at a variety of locations including four distinctive air-conditioned and fully-licensed banquet rooms, a multitude of heritage buildings, and limitless outdoor locations.

Enjoy a light lunch or snack at the Café Kam or enjoy a Voyageur Feast in the rustic Canot du Nord located right on the historic site. For larger groups, the luxurious McGillivray's Landing in the Visitor Centre surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape is ideal for conferences, meetings and weddings.

Fort William Visitor Transport

Fully handicapped accessible shuttle buses and transports depart regularly from the Visitor Centre to the historic site during the summer season. Visitors can also choose to stroll along our picturesque Nature Trail to reach the fur trading post which features more than 43 reconstructed buildings including an artisan area, a working farm, and a Native encampment.


Fort William Historical Park offers an ample parking lot for easy RV parking. Visitors can wander along our peaceful waterfront and visit our heritage site. Our newly installed dumping station is also available for your convenience. With many picnic tables and the lovely Kaministiquia River as a backdrop, it's the perfect rest stop!

Fort William Historical Park Provides:

· Full wheelchair and handicapped accessibility in 40 of our 43 buildings

· A full range of public amenities including rest stations, handicapped accessible washrooms, and water fountains

· Complete meal and food services

· Fully handicapped accessible visitor transportation in our comfortable shuttle buses

Dogs are welcome at Fort William Historical Park.

FWHP welcomes your pooch to join you on your visits to the park. Listed below are stipulations regarding the presence of dogs on FWHP property:

•Dogs must be kept on a leash.

•Owners bear responsibility for their dog's behavior.

•FWHP reserves the right to request removal of any dog from the property for any reason at any time.

•FWHP reserves the right to ban dogs from the property for select events, festivals and activities.

•Owners must pick up dog feces immediately in a disposable bag and place in an outdoor waste receptacle.  

•Dogs are not permitted to enter buildings, except the Visitor Centre.  Within the Visitor Centre, dogs are not permitted in the McGillivray's Landing or the Café Kam.

•FWHP staff will advise visitors of the policy via Admissions both verbally and through signage, as well as the website and upon inquiry.

This policy does not include "guide dogs" unless they are not working.  "Guide dogs" are permitted in all places to which the public is admitted.  For more information see the Ontario Blind Person's Act - R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 58.