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Fort William Historical Park

1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
+1 807-473-2344
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Great Place, Well Done

I really enjoyed my visit! They went all-out to re-equip this fort, every building I went into was... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Nupester
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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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Great place!

I've been coming since it opened, first as a child, now I bring my children. A lot of fun, and... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Karen A
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“fur trade” (49 reviews)
“trading post” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
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+1 807-473-2344
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"fur trade"
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"trading post"
in 12 reviews
"living history"
in 9 reviews
"period costume"
in 9 reviews
"step back in time"
in 8 reviews
"canoe ride"
in 8 reviews
"re enactors"
in 7 reviews
"young people"
in 10 reviews
"beef stew"
in 5 reviews
"their roles"
in 5 reviews
"history buff"
in 5 reviews
"all ages"
in 20 reviews
"special events"
in 10 reviews
"bannock"
in 5 reviews
"whole family"
in 7 reviews
"farm animals"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit! They went all-out to re-equip this fort, every building I went into was loaded. The people/actors were topnotch, really into their characters and very knowledgeable about fur trading and 1816 times. There is a lot of walking, not only is...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

I've been coming since it opened, first as a child, now I bring my children. A lot of fun, and very educational. Will be going again this year when we visit TB.

Thank Karen A
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Was passing through Thunder Bay and stopped here for a few hours and we were so happy we did! Amazing park, beautifully cared for, amazing and friendly staff, great look into the history of the workings of the fort. Simply fantastic and we would definitely...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

My grade 4/5 class spent an overnight trip at Fort William Historical Park. Safety concerns due to high water led to the cancellation of our canoe trip and the visit of a small bear near the wigwam made us decide to sleep in the East...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

My wife and I visited here on 6/4/17 (AM). We were the first 11am tour and being cold and overcast not to many visitors however, we were treated with a very knowledgeable guide. Love history and we learned the rigors of life for those in...More

1  Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

What a great family outing at Fort William Historical Park. The historical interpreters/actors are fantastic and the grounds are impressive. We spent a day at the park and were engaged by staff, had fun watching baby animals, toured the historic buildings and walked along the...More

Thank Cathy N
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Has dozens of trained re-enactors dressed in 1814 costumes. They explain the buildings and life at a voyageur trading post. The "living history" reminds me of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, but with more of a frontier setting (and much less expensive to enter). The location...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Our tour guide was extremely knowlegable and taught us a great deal about Canadian history. Wonderfully kept grounds, animals were awesome and the cafe food good for the price.

1  Thank Brenna K
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a wonderful way to see and learn about the fur trade and Canadian history. Rendezvous week is especially full of events but is busy. It does get hot in the summer.The native encampment is also very interesting and fun for children. Great for...More

2  Thank EllenC87
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Very interesting seeing how it was and how far we've come in living style. Special Events like renactment of War of 1812 were incredibly organized with rehearsed actors, gun fire, hidden pyro technics, etc.

1  Thank camgibb59
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Jackie421Shiloh
26 June 2017|
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Response from Cathy N | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 to 3 hours. Take your time, enjoy the farm and aboriginal encampment. Many buildings and stories to be told by the actors.
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Mark K
11 September 2016|
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Response from Diane-Arlan B | Reviewed this property |
I am sure it is open year round.
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ParkDreamer
22 January 2016|
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Response from Keithscars | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes there are sponsored events outside the fort by the parking areas. I would check the event schedule to see what might be happening in July. Enjoy your visit!
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