Fort Willow Virtual Field Trip - NVCA

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​​​​​Fort Willow Virtual Field Trip

Dive into history ​and see how NVCA's Historic Fort Willow Conservation Area was used by Indigenous Peoples, fur traders, War of 1812 and settlers.

The Fort Willow area was also actively used for centuries by First Nations, the fur trade and French explorers as part of a major transportation route known as the Nine Mile Portage. It was also strategically located as a supply depot during the War of 1812. Restorations and archaeological investigations have located and outlined the former buildings used by the soldiers. ​Owing to their importance in the development of our nation, Fort Willow and the Nine Mile Portage are recognized​ as both provincial and national historic sites.​

This virtual field trip is suitable for Grade 7-8 students, educators, families, or anyone who is interested in the history in Ontario and Canada.​

How to use this Virtual Field Trip

  1. This Virtual Field Trip is full of videos! Start by using slide show on the image below! Can't see the image properly? Try this link instead.
  2. Use the full screen icon at the bottom right corner of the video, beside the YouTube icon.
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Festival at Fort Willow

Festival at Fort Willow 

The Festival at Fort Willow​ is an annual event where visitors will experience what life was like at Fort Willow pre-European contact, during the Fur Trade and the War of 1812.
Visitors can muster-up and march in the King’s army, learn about traditional blacksmithing, carpentry and candle making, and listen to the cannons roar.