Fort William Historical Park


Fort William Historical Park
Fort William Historical Park features Fort William, one of North America's largest living history museums, and the state-of-the-art David Thompson Astronomical Observatory, home to one of the largest telescopes in Central Canada. Fort William Historic Park also offers year-round festivals and events, an RV and tent campground, and in-person, virtual and overnight educational programs.

Discover Fort William
The year is 1815, the place is Fort William. This the inland headquarters of the North West Company, the world’s largest fur trading enterprise. This is a place where cultures meet and relationships are forged between Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous newcomers. Fort William stands on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Indigenous people who have lived in harmony with the land for generations, and whose traditions, technologies and customs reflect their relationships with the forests, rivers and animals around them. The Anishinaabe share their invaluable knowledge and skills with their European partners and trade furs for European goods. Each summer, French-Canadian voyageurs, Scottish businessmen, Indigenous Peoples, and others from around the world gather at Fort William for the Great Rendezvous to discuss business, share news and renew friendships. Experience this unique place and time in Canadian history through the eyes of peoples past, who lived and worked around Fort William.

We look forward to seeing you soon! For more information, call 807-473-2344, email, visit, or find us on Facebook and Instagram @FortWilliamHP.

Paid for by the Government of Ontario.

  • Hours of Operation : Varies by season, visit for details
  • Wheelchair Accessible : Yes

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