Today, Parks Canada presented the Parks Canada National Cultural Tourism Award to Fort William Historical Park at the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) Congress held in Gatineau, Quebec. This award recognizes Fort William Historical Park’s commitment to visitor satisfaction, its vital role as a regional economic promoter, and for its social impact and legacy in the community.
Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is named as the “world’s largest fur trading post” with 57 heritage and modern buildings on 250 acres. This national historical site is devoted to re-creating the days of the North West Company and the Canadian fur trade as life existed in 1815 with costumed guides. Aside from its historical programming, Fort William Historical Park also offers a variety of programs including overnight experiences, education programs, artisan workshops, conferences, banquets, festivals, and recreational opportunities.
The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by TIAC to recognize success, leadership, and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations, and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences.