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“A great place to visit!”

Fort William Historical Park
Ranked #3 of 70 things to do in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

I live in Thunder Bay so visit here mainly when I have out-of-town company. It never disappoints-lots to see and love how the interpreters are 'in character'.Lots of activities on special holidays and great food in the canteen!

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"fur trade"
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"trading post"
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"living history"
in 9 reviews
"period costume"
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"step back in time"
in 8 reviews
"canoe ride"
in 8 reviews
"re enactors"
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"young people"
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"beef stew"
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"their roles"
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"history buff"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

It was REALLY hot the day we went so we kind of withered. That said, the peopl in character were very good and knowedgeable and they were very welcoming to the children and let them explore. We held more chickens a the farmyard than I care to remember! What fun for the children though, and great memories.

Thank Cara K
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

My only complaint is that we went after Labour Day and most of the activities/demonstrations are no longer available yet I believe we paid the same price as peak summer time.

Thank BepLep
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I was afraid it would be a dull boring stop but Fort Williams was really good. We especially enjoyed visiting with the tin smith who was exceptionally knowledgable. All of the people dressed in costume did a good job staying in character and were very patient answering questions and letting us photograph them. The young cooper was also impressive as well as the young man working the press to package furs. With the people in period costumes and the buildings so well maintained it was really like stepping back in time. We had a great time and would definitely return.

Thank Erica C
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We did not get here until relatively late in the day, but at least that meant we were not dodging crowds. Was also a pretty warm day, so our stamina was not what it might have been. It looks every bit an authentic re-creation of the fur trading depot, and the actors are great at staying in character. In five years, when my kids are 9 and 6, they will have a much better time.

Thank Norman B
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