Ignite the Fort at Fort William Historical Park

Celebrate the holiday season at Fort William Historical Park’s Ignite the Fort. This family-friendly event will kindle your holiday spirit with plenty of fun seasonal activities. The festivities will include a brilliant tree lighting ceremony to “Ignite the Fort.”

Following Ignite the Fort, the festivities continue with the Star of Bethlehem event at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory. All Ignite the Fort ticket holders will receive $3.00-$5.00 off admission to the Star of Bethlehem on December 5 and 6, 2020.

Tickets can be purchased in person at Fort William Historical Park, 1350 King Road, or by calling 807-473-2344.

Driving Directions
Fort William Historical Park is located minutes from the Thunder Bay International Airport, on King Road, approximately 4 kilometres (3 miles) west on Broadway Avenue, off Highway 61.  For visitors coming from the U.S., Fort William Historical Park is only 30 minutes north of the border. Simply, follow Highway 61 north and turn left onto Broadway Avenue in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

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Latitude: 48.3431 Longitude: -89.3582

Event Dates

12/5/2020 – 12/6/2020

Admission Fee (if any)

Stars Ignite Combo-Pass and Daily Admission available.

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All age groups are welcome.

Accessibility Notes

All contemporary facilities and public washrooms are fully accessible. Most historic buildings are accessible. Wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent at the Visitor Centre.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not permitted at festivals and events.

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