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Voyageur Winter Carnival returns

By CJ Goater Feb 15, 2024 | 11:34 AM

Fort William Historical Park’s annual Voyageur Winter Carnival is returning for Family Day Weekend.

“Fort William Historical Park’s Voyageur Winter Carnival is a great reason to visit Northern Ontario this Family Day weekend,” said Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Neil Lumsden. “The blend of fun, family-friendly winter activities with Indigenous cultural programming will bring joy and excitement to visitors of all ages.”

This year’s warmer winter has caused the park to cancel some normal activities like the large tubing hill, snow maze, skating, curling, and snowshoeing, and some of the remaining weather-dependent activities could still be affected leading up to this weekend’s event.

“Fort William Historical Park’s Voyageur Winter Carnival, taking place February 17-18, is the perfect place for families and friends to share in the joy of play and embrace the magic of the winter season,” said the General Manager of Fort William Historical Park Patrick Morash.

The park celebrated its 50th-anniversary last year and features Fort William, one of North America’s largest living history sites, which brings to life the 19th-century fur trade, and the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory, home to one of the largest telescopes in Central Canada.