What to Expect When Visiting Fort William

Welcome back!

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

Our new entrance via Broadway Avenue is open to access the Park! The King Road entrance is now closed.

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:

  • Cantine Restaurant, closed for the season (except September 10, 2022 for Doors Open Thunder Bay)
  • Great Hall elevator; only accessible by stairs 
  • Bike Locker Rentals (Opens Summer 2023)
  • Canoe & Kayak Rentals (Opens Summer 2023)
  • Visitor Costume Rentals


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.