Annual Voyageur Winter Carnival at FWHP this weekend

Fort William Historical Park Voyageur Festival
11th annual Voyageur Winter Carnival February 16th to 18th Fun for everyone!
Fort William Historical Park Voyageur Festival
11th annual Voyageur Winter Carnival February 16th to 18th Fun for everyone!

THUNDER BAY – The annual Voyageur Winter Carnival February 16th to 18th  Family members of all ages will find great ways to celebrate the joys of winter as Fort William Historical Park stages its  during Ontario’s Family Day weekend. 

The Fort becomes a winter wonderland of seasonal fun, as visitors will enjoy a wide range of exciting activities.  Offerings include tubing, the giant snow maze, dogsled rides (additional fee), snowshoeing, and sliding hills.  Kids will enjoy exploring the snow fort.  Everyone will savour tasty offerings at the sugar shack hosted by Club Canadien Francais.  Patrons can take advantage of the wide-open spaces to do some skating and curling on the Kam River.  

Voyageur Winter Carnival

Voyageur Winter Carnival games will provide a snowy arcade of skill-testing challenges for kids, including cannonball bowling, snowball slingshot, and winter golf.  Patrons can get involved the log sawing contest and family “moose” ski races.  Families can also win prizes while experiencing some heritage fun on the 1815 Scavenger Hunt, visiting Fort inhabitants in various historic buildings.  

Aside from singing, popular local musician Rodney Brown will also offer song-writing workshops throughout the weekend.  

Fort William Historical ParkIndoor entertainment includes magic shows and clowns.  Patrons can do some solar viewing and experience firing a musket courtesy of the Canadian Corps of Voyageurs.

Admission for the Carnival is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students, and youths age 6 to 12, and free for children age 5 and under.   

The Starwalk Program offered at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory will also continue Saturday and Sunday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 pm during the Carnival weekend. 

The Voyageur Winter Carnival is open from 11 am to 5 pm daily throughout the Ontario Family Day weekend.  For information, call (807) 473-2344 or visit the website at

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