Enhance your event with our recreational and team-building adventures. Let us design an exceptional package of team-building exercises, activities, or entertainment to suit your meeting and conference needs.
In addition to our regularly planned drama and musical presentations, guided tours, and hands-on activities, our experienced staff is ready to lead your group in unique adventures including:
Experience the teachings and traditions of our Aboriginal peoples in our Learning Wigwam. Hear Ojibwa stories and songs, participate in a traditional smudge ceremony and sample bannock.
Stage a canoe arrival for your VIP guests. Select up to 10 paddlers for your brigade. Fort William Historical Park will supply the governail and avant to steer your replica canoe. Also supplied are personal flotation devices and paddles for the entire brigade.
Heritage Craft Workshops
Spend and afternoon or full day with the Fort's talented artisans, learn heritage craft techniques and take home a timeless memoir. Workshops include: weather vane, tin lantern, moccasins and many more. For a complete listing of our workshops you can visit our artisan workshop listings. (Link to Artisan Workshops)
GPS Treasure Hunt
GeoCaching is essentially a high tech treasure hunt using GPS (Global Positioning System) technology to discover hidden caches of cultural and historical information.
Teams armed with GPS units set off on a quest to locate Scavenger Hunt stations throughout the Fort and answer clue questions - don't be fooled by the decoys!
A complete fun-filled, team event with multiple stations and competitions earning points and concluding with an awards ceremony. Activities may include relay races, canoe races, axe throwing, caber toss, shinny, fire lighting, and other exciting challenges.
Muskets & Cannons
Have yourself a blast from the Past! Fire authentic muskets & cannons to hone military and battle skills. Learn about the types of firearms and cannon used in the Canadian Fur Trade and during the War of 1812 and how they would have been used to defend a small frontier trading post like Fort William.
Paddle down the Kaministiquia River in our enormous 36-foot voyageur canoes. This is your chance to experience the most important aspect of voyageur's life in the fur trade. Learn about the importance of the Kaministiquia River in the continental trading network, and even learn a voyageur paddling song. No portaging necessary!
Play an exciting game of lacrosse - a fun and fast paced sport that keeps players on their toes.
Enjoying refreshing trail walks in Northwestern Ontario's pristine woods and forests with one of our knowledgeable guides. Learn to identify wild plants and acquire new knowledge about edible, medicinal, and their uses of plants among the Ojibwa people.
Voyageurs and fur traders alike were known for their love of dancing! Fur trade journals describe balls in the Great Hall, with dancing "kept up till daylight". Join us in a dance workshop, and learn early Canadian dances such as Canadian Lancers, Soldier's Joy and La Queue du Loup.
Trek through the peaceful snowy wilderness with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides.
Learn traditional campfire and voyageur songs and enjoy other rousing 19th- century entertainments.
Fort William Historical Park
1350 King Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Emergency After Hours: 807-473-9750
Event Hotline: 807-473-2333
Administration Fax: (807) 473-2327
General Manager Fax: (807) 473-2336
Admissions Fax: (807) 473-2312