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Fort William Historical Park

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Address: 1350 King Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Kakabeka Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this site multiple times with children over the last 10+ years. It has always been an excellent time! Plan to spend the day here walking through this attraction and learning about fur trade times. There is a restaurant on site but you can bring your own food instead if you want to save some money. Staff are... More 

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We attended FWHP on Canada Day and it seemed an entirely appropriate day to go. They really put on a good show here. The re-enactors speak and respond in 18th century language. They wondered what our cellphones were; quite humorous. There was a guy there with a telescope and we got to do a little sun watching. That was very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

If youre in thunder bay and looking for an afternoon outing, you cant beat old fort william. The park is a great learning experience for all ans there are many special events and concerts as well.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

It is like being back in time. Everyone is in period costume and customs. Craftsmen and women are making everything by hand from nails to canoes and everything in between. First Nation settlement on site outside the walls of the fort is also first rate.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

FWHP is an amazing place to visit. Enter the fort, and you go back to a time when the fur trade was an active and important part of Canada's past. Ask the staff, who are in period costume, any question about the time period, the fort, local culture, and you will get a short and well-explained history lesson. Lots of... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Old Fort William is a great place to escape and go back in time to the days of 1815, where the fur traders and explorers hung their hats and exchanged goods. The group that live and work at the old fort actually live the life as it was lived back in the fur trader days, doing and applying the many... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Excellent lesson in history in life of times gone by It shows you the life at that time, you get to experience the days of fur trade, test some of the food, You see the arrival of voyagers and see the gathering as it happened in the past, there is singing and dancing This is when Voyagers come from the... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Fort William Trading Post was a stop over place for Trappers,Courier du Bois,and Scottish merchants in the then lucartive fur trade, The Fort has been restored to it's original state and is truly spectacular. But what makes the Fort impressive is the staff who play their part as if it was the 1800s.This is what sets this Park aside from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Apart from visiting the Fort for historical interest, they have great concerts, plays, artisan workshops & event venues; great place for a wedding. The hosts (employees) have great enthusiasm and are well informed. New Year's Eve is a great, family friendly celebration.

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