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Fort William Historical Park

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Address: 1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
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+1 807-473-2344

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Take a walk into the past when you visit Fort William. This reconstructed fort allows you to see what life was like for employees of the Northwest Company. Costumed interpreters... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Audrey S
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Take a walk into the past when you visit Fort William. This reconstructed fort allows you to see what life was like for employees of the Northwest Company. Costumed interpreters tell visitors about their role in the community and tell a out how important the fur trade was at this time. See an early farm, buy a loaf of delicious... More 

Thank Audrey S
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit, all the staff stay in character which was fun. Very friendly staff, love the animal farm. Loads of activities, only down fall was the mosquitos - out in full force.

Thank Paula S
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Spent 6 hours there. Saw bread being made. Brought 2 loaves😊. Made medicine bags. Had lunch at the cantine. Watched canoe being made from birch bark. Saw barrels being made. Tinware being made. Lots of children's groups. Excellent experience.

Thank Diane-Arlan B
British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Passing through Thunder Bay, we stayed at their campground for a few nights. Sites are grass and fairly level with 50 amp power and water. They also have a dump station at the exit. Very quiet and peaceful, with great scenery. We would return, if back in Thunder Bay

Thank Gla_Rangers
Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have visited the Fort a number of times and enjoyed the experience each and every time. I have attended two weddings and their receptions with fantastic meals and environments.

Thank 2016Donna
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Beside the fact that Fort William during our visit was invaded by mosquitoes (!!!!), this place is really interesting, for the whole family.

Thank Matteo B
Fort Frances, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

History of the Fort is captured wonderfully well. Interesting displays and enactments. You feel like you have stepped back in time. Take a few hours and experience the fur trade era in Canada. Restaurants have many of the old time foods. Very interactive place to visit!

Thank lynjolo
Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

My wife and I have been out to the Old Fort for at least 3 or 4 weddings and events. What an enchanting location for a wedding. We attended a Murder Mystery evening a year or so back and it was amazing. The MacGillivary Hall is the Main Dining Venue for Weddings. There are separate venues on the grounds should... More 

Thank OhLaa
Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very interesting and enjoyable experience. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. Very educational experience for children to learn about the fur trade and how canoes and barrels are made.

Thank Beverly W
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

They do a wonderfully complete picture of life at the trading post circa 1816. The mostly young re-enactors are well-trained and well-versed. We were sorry to see that the park was not well-attended on this fine July day. Be sure to pre-apply your mosquito repellent - the fort is fine but the walk in is infested. Good food available at... More 

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