Fort William Historical Park Presents ‘Fort Under Siege’

The echo of Black Powder Muskets and the War of 1812 will fill Fort William Historical Park
The echo of Black Powder Muskets will fill Fort William Historical Park

The echo of Black Powder Muskets and the War of 1812 will fill Fort William Historical Park
The echo of Black Powder Muskets and the War of 1812 will fill Fort William Historical Park

THUNDER BAY – LIVING – The cannons will roar and shots will be fired during Fort William Historical Park’s (FWHP) Fort Under Siege on August 18thand 19th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Experience the dramatic confrontation between two mighty rivals, the North West Company of Montreal and the Hudson’s Bay Company of England. Their struggle to dominate the North American fur trade has brought the Hudson’s Bay Company forces, led by Lord Selkirk, to Fort William’s gates! Re-enactors bring this gripping chapter of Canadian history to life.

The action unfolds throughout the day with musket and cannon battle demonstrations, and numerous dramas including the arrival of Lord Selkirk, heated debates, an assassination attempt, and a surgery featuring period medical techniques! Visitors will meet the soldiers, paddle a historic canoe, and take aim with ax throwing and fire a historic musket. Kids will also be able to join in their own army drill and make crafts.

Daily tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for students and seniors (60+), $10 for youth (ages 6-12), and children 5 and under are free.

“Fort Under Siege is a thrilling event, filled with action, drama, and suspense the whole family can enjoy,” states Sergio Buonocore, FWHP’s General Manager. “Fort Under Siege brings to life a dramatic chapter of Canadian history and offers an excellent opportunity to learn about our past.”

For more information about Fort Under Siege, visit www.fwhp.ca or call 807-473-2344.

RVs and tents are welcome to stay overnight or longer at FWHP’s campground. For more information or to make reservations, call 807-473-2344 or email reservations@fwhp.ca.