Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover or both, you’ll find inspiration at Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site. Explore the ruins of the old fort, puzzle over the mysterious chimney and imagine life in this remote outpost of Upper Canada. Then hike the nature trails that lead through the woods and wetlands surrounding the old fort, near the shores of Lake Huron.
Come learn from Indigenous Elders as they teach traditional medicine using local, native plant species. Learn about Métis traditions and participate in traditional ceremonies at the Fort St. Joseph Medicine Walk!
Meet the Ghosts of Fort St. Joseph
Enjoy a warm welcome from the ghosts of Fort St. Joseph on two starlit nights in August. Hear tales of the past from costumed guides and the eerie sounds of bagpipes and First Nation drums.
Hike the Trails to Huron's Edge
Three great hiking trails wind through the forest surrounding Fort St. Joseph. Whether you have 20 or 90 minutes, you’ll be able to complete an enjoyable hike, learning about Fort St. Joseph and its surroundings.
Explore a Bird Lover’s Heaven
Birds flock to Fort St. Joseph and so do bird watchers! You can see more than 100 species of waterfowl, shorebirds, perching birds and raptors here, so bring your life list and start spotting!
Explore the Ruins
Once the most westerly fort in Upper Canada, Fort St. Joseph is now a fascinating historic ruin. Tour the Visitor Centre and ruins, then hike the woodland trails that surround the remains of the fort.