Family Fun for the Voyageur Winter Carnival


THUNDER BAY, ON - February 16, 2012 – There is plenty of fun in store for the entire family during the tenth annual Voyageur Winter Carnival hosted by Fort William Historical Park, February 18th to 20th.  Enjoyable outdoor recreational activities, games, and contests highlight this exciting celebration of winter.  The Carnival runs from 11 am to
5 pm daily, including Monday, February 20th which is Family Day in Ontario.

Visitors can enjoy tubing runs, the giant snow maze, skating and ‘curling on the Kam,’ snowshoeing, children’s sliding hill, solar viewing, carnival games, cabane à sucre or sugar shack hosted by Club Canadien Francais, indoor crafts, musicians and magicians, and “Wii” games.  Meet historic characters through the “Passport to 1815 Scavenger Hunt.”

Contests include log sawing, name the baby lambs, kids three-legged race, family “moose ski” race, tug of war, family relay, snowsnake, and ‘drawing to the button’ on the Kam.  Different contests happen on different days, so please check the FWHP website for schedules.  Delicious food is on sale courtesy of Gran Sasso and the Victoria Inn. “Take out” services will be available.

Admission is: $10.00 per day for Adults, and $8.00 for Seniors, Students age 13+, and Youths age 6 to 12, and free for kids age 5 and under.  Buy a three-day pass for the price of two days.  Passes can be purchased at Admissions in the Visitor Centre from 8:30 am to 5 pm daily. 

Join in the fun during the Voyageur Winter Carnival at Fort William Historical Park, February 18th to 20th.  For information, call (807) 473-2344 or visit the website at

FWHP Winter Carnival
February 18-20, 2012

Family Contest Schedule

Snowsnake---wharf---12:30 pm
Log sawing—main square—1:30 pm
Family “moose ski” race---main square---2:30 pm
Curling on the Kam—wharf---3:15 pm
Name the Baby Lambs---Farm---all day---all 3 days
Willy Fan Club—East House—12-2pm  & 2:45---4 pm—all 3 days

Snowsnake—wharf—12:30 pm
Kids 3-legged race—main square—1:30 pm
Kids sack race---main square---1:30 pm
Family “moose ski” race—main square—2:30 pm
Curling on the Kam—wharf---3:15 pm

Snowsnake—wharf—12:30 pm
Family relay race—main square---1:30 pm
Tug of war—main square---2:45 pm
Curling on the Kam---wharf—3:15 pm

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