Fort Willow Virtual Field Trip - NVCA

We will no longer be supporting IE7 and below as a web browser effective June 1st 2020. Click here for more information.

Sign In

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Logo. Healthy Watershed, Healthy Communities.

Skip Navigation LinksNVCA > Events & Education > Fort Willow Field Trip

​​​​​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.
  3. Need help? Please contact events@nvca.on.ca.​


​​​​​​

​​