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Fort William Historical Park

Address: 1350 King Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
Phone Number: 807-473-2344
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors

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Calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I visited Fort William Historical Park on one of my trips to Thunder Bay and was greatly surprised at the park. The costumed historical interpreters were great. They take on a period persona and attempt to get you to enter their exciting world. The interactive walk through out the fort makes it both informative and fun. Anyone visiting Thunder Bay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We attended the sold out show on Saturday the 13th of December and enjoyed every second of the Christmas Carol! Great Performance Rogue Productions! Great Venue FWHP! Margit Walmark

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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

A family adventure! Great for all ages..the staff were all fantastic and knew their history and were able to answer our questions without hesitation..the children enjoyed the animals immensely! Defininately worth seeing..was stepping into the past!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Expect to spend 1/2 a day at this historic recreation. A historic recreation is top notch. Also check out the Grand Portage Monument on the American side of the border, at Grand Portage Casino, where Old Fort William Stood before moving to the Canadian side of the border.

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Red Deer, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I grew up in Thunder Bay and still to this day when I come back home to visit I'm still very impressed.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Haunted fort night was great as always! It is a must go every year! The atmosphere is nice and it puts you in a different world and a different time. The story is always great. from past experience the fort is also nice to visit for its vast history and seeing all the cool things.

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Kemptville
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We spent a couple of hours touring the fort. The interpreters are very friendly and good at their job. They provide a lot of information on the fort and how it was used.

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Ontario
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Took the kids (1& 31/2) to the Fort this weekend to attend their annual Kids Halloween Hoot. I strongly recommend attending this event!!! $5 admission for adults and the kids were free as they were under 5. Caught a shuttle from the main visitors centre down to the grounds where the historical buildings are located. Different stations were set up... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As visitors from the UK we found an excellent interpretation of the history of a Fur Trading Post. The visit started with a film which gave an overview of the history of the fort & the fur trade We then made our way from the visitor centre along the footpath to the Indian encampment where we met our costumed guide... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The fort was very interesting, You get a tour guide for about an hour and a half. The girl we had Sally Collins was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed learning about the history of the fort and the fur traders.

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