Hear the cannons roar during Fort William Historical Park’s “Battle of Fort William” on Aug. 19-20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.
Fort staff and volunteer re-enactors from across North America come together to present this thrilling event, filled with action, drama, and suspense.
This fictional battle is based on the North West Company’s military tactics during the War of 1812, which was a conflict between the United States of America and the British Empire.
Visitors will experience 19th-century battlefield combat and strategy, learn about life as a soldier, watch period medical techniques in action, and get pulled into the drama by interacting with Fort William’s costumed inhabitants.
Visitors also can try their hand at axe-throwing, firing a historic musket, and paddling a historic canoe along the Kaministiquia River.
Children will be able to join in army drills and make crafts.
Daily tickets are available at $14 for adults, $12 for students and seniors (60+), and $10 for youth (ages six-12).
Kids five and under are free.
The “Battle of Fort William” will take place rain or shine.
“[This] is one excellent example of Fort William Historical Park’s heritage program, which specializes in bringing history to life,” said general manager Sergio Buonocore.
“The ‘Battle of Fort William’ combines a great educational opportunity with action, drama, and suspense the whole family can enjoy,” he added.
For more information about the “Battle of Fort William,” and other FWHP events, visit www.fwhp.ca or call 1-807-473-2344.