Fort William Historical Park is located on the banks of the Kaministiquia River, at Point de Meuron, just outside Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada. This place is famous as Old Fort William in the past, it is a living history site. The different prominent structures of the fort have been recreated to exhibit the scope of the Fort William of the early 1800s. 

Things To Experience At Fort William Historical Park!

  •  Fort William Historical Park has a noteworthy assortment of artwork pertaining to the Canadian fur trade era of the 19th century.
  • Most of the artwork captures the photographs of the founders of the North West Company.  All these images are flaunted on the walls of the Great Hall. 
  • Here at the historical park, you will find the period-costumed voyageurs, tradesman, and the company gentlemen, at the fort. They work and do their jobs, the same as they did in the early 1800s.
  • The fort is all-inclusive of the period tools, furniture, and buildings. The resident artisans of the historical park perform demonstrations, displaying a true sense of the life of the 1800 era at the fort.

History Of This Place!

In commission from 1803 to 1821, Fort William was the Northwest Company’s local headquarter and a major distribution center.  At Fort William, the canoe brigades used to come in from the remote outposts in the month of July each year. These canoes were used to be heavily ladened with furs. These canoes use to return back to their outpost, carrying all the essential supplies they needed for the coming winters.

Final Verdict

Today the modern  Historical Park is a renovated and recreated distribution post with exacting details of the Northwest Company. The fort is open from May 21st to October 10th every year. The Great Rendezvous is held only during the second weekend in the month of July. The daily operating hours of the Fort William historical park are from 10 am to 5 pm EDT.