Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

Explore the ruins of Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site and feel the rich War of 1812 history that lingers – a history that saw a powerful alliance struck between the British and the First Nations People of the western Great Lakes region. Hike to Lake Huron’s edge, experience history through heritage demonstrations, watch for more than 100 species of birds, and view authentic artefacts from the old fort.

Featured things to do

A couple bird watching in the forest.

Explore a bird lover's paradise

Home to more than 100 species of waterfowl, colonial waterbirds, shorebirds, perching birds and raptors.

A woman hiking through the forest.

Hike the trails to Huron's edge

Explore the trail system, learning about Fort St. Joseph and its surroundings along the way.

Visitors taking a guided tour through the ruins.

Explore the ruins

Once the most westerly fort in Upper Canada, Fort St. Joseph is now a fascinating historic ruin.

Visit Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover or both, you’ll find inspiration.

Plan your visit

Getting here, hours of operation, fees, facilities and services, quick facts.

Fees

Admission, daily, seasonal, discovery pass, equipment rental.

About Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

Culture and history

Fort St. Joseph and the War of 1812, archaeology, and historic digs.

Nature and science

Conservation, animals, monarch butterflies, the environment, and research.

Safety and guidelines

Use of drones, Wildlife, Insects, Vegetation, and Environment.

Stewardship and management

Plans and policies, vistor centre, jobs with Parks Canada, shoreLINES, contact us.

Contact us

Telephone: 705-246-2664

Email: pc.infolhnfort-stjoseph-fortstjosephnhsinfo.pc@canada.ca

Hours of operation

Open June 3 to September 30

Complete schedule

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