Spirits from the past will guide you by candlelight as you traverse the ruins of Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site. Discover what life was like for British soldiers, fur traders, First Nations and Métis over two hundred years ago through tales of a defining moment in Canadian history: the first military maneuver–-without bloodshed—in the War of 1812!
Evening programs will run on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 at 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm, 10:30 pm. Reservations are required. Participants will be treated to authentic 1812 food, drumming and singing, and will be taken on a tour back in time by costumed interpreters. Admission is $9.80 per person, and reservations can be made by calling the site at (705) 246-2664.
Fort St. Joseph’s Ghost Walks are part of Parks Canada’s ?Fab Forts weekend, a crosscountry celebration of Canada’s national historic sites. Forts were the focal points of many important developments in Canada’s history and offer a wide range of unforgettable visitor experiences in often magnificent surroundings. As cross-roads of trade, centres of growing communities and bastions for defence, they have been gathering places for generations. Today they continue to be centres of community life, often contributing significantly to local economies and tourism industries.
Parks Canada is proud to manage a nation-wide family of protected areas on behalf of all Canadians. Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site is one of 167 national historic sites operated by Parks Canada to protect and present significant examples of our nation’s natural and cultural heritage to this and future generations. For more information on Fort St. Joseph, please visit parkscanada.gc.ca/joseph.
Established in 1911 as the Dominion Parks Branch, Parks Canada is the world’s oldest national parks service, and a world leader in protecting and presenting treasured national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Parks Canada turns 100 in 2011 – come celebrate!