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Fort Wellington National Historic Site


Guards in uniform looking down the barrel of their guns
© Parks Canada

Fort Wellington has been remarkably well preserved over the years; today it provides many opportunities for visitors to engage in fascinating educational activities. You can stroll through the fort with costumed historical interpreters who provide interpretive talks and presentations, learn how to load cannon, cook over an open fire, send your kids on a scavenger hunt or even enroll them in a day long program.

Featured Activities

Whisky Tasting Event
A whisky expert will guide your senses through whisky tasting and food pairings while you learn about the history of whisky making.


Cannon Firing
Enlist in the Royal Artillery for a day! Recruits will spend their time training to be a member of the cannon crew. Feel the surge of adrenalin as you fire a 19th century muzzle-loading cannon. This experience includes hands-on involvement, and a souvenir.
A child sitting in front of a canon filling out a work book
Fort Wellington Xplorers Program 
Spice up your family visit to Fort Wellington National Historic Site with the new Parks Canada's Xplorers program. Explore this original and amazing site.
Fort Kids
In summer Fort Wellington offers junior time travellers the chance to the experience life during the War of 1812 and the 1840 Rebellion. The popular Fort Kids program encourages imagination, historical discovery and adventure.

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