Sleep Under the Stars at Fort William Historical Park

For a unique camping experience, you can Sleep Under the Stars at Fort William Historical Park!

In Northwestern Ontario, our beautiful northern summer nights and dark skies make for an amazing RV and tenting experience the whole family will enjoy!

Nestled within a natural environment, the campgrounds at Fort William Historical Park offer a secure, serene, and picturesque setting with a beautiful view of the Kaministiquia River.  There is plenty of room for all sizes of RVs, trailers, and tents, with an ample selection of serviced and non-serviced sites.

Electrical campsites are equipped with 50-, 30-, and 20-amp electrical outlets, a fire-ring with grill, fresh water connection, and a picnic table.  Non-electrical campsites are equipped with fire-rings and picnic tables.  The campground also includes hot showers and flush toilets, garbage and recycling station, and a grey and black water dumping station.

The mighty “Kam” once served as a key waterway for the voyageurs.  You can take advantage of our canoe and kayak rentals to re-trace their historic route, a scenic journey that will take you past magnificent Fort William, the massive re-constructed historic site. 

While paddling on the river, you can also go for a hike on Wilderness Island to experience the flora and fauna of the region.  Our diverse eco-system is home to all kinds of wildlife including deer, bald eagles, beaver, and many species of fish. 

The Fort’s campground is one of the few that is equipped with its own astronomy centre.  Scan the night skies at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory.

You can also shop for mementoes at the Fort William Trading Post located in the Visitors Centre.

Take advantage of our special package for a family of four, a two-night stay that includes a serviced site, four passes to the astronomy centre’s Star Walk program, four passes to Fort William the living history site, and a full day kayak or canoe rentals for four.


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Latitude: 48.347309 Longitude: -89.354278 Elevation: 650 ft

Number of Camp Sites

19 powered 72 non-powered

Maximum Campsite Spur Length


Maximum Number of People a Campsite May Accommodate

Six per camp site

Nightly Fee

$25.00 non-serviced sites; $35.00 serviced sites.

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

3 weeks

Driving Directions

Fort William Historical Park is on King Road, from Broadway Avenue, off Highway 61 South.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome in campgrounds. Pets are not permitted to attend special events at Fort William Historical Park.

Seasons Open

Mid-May to end of September

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