Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

To align with the Ontario public health guidelines and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada is:

  • presently offering only limited visitor access and services in Ontario
  • automatically cancelling and refunding all reservations for national parks and national historic sites in Ontario until provincial health measures change. You do not need to do anything to cancel your reservation(s).
Visit the Covid-19 webpage for updates on site facilities and services.

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

Hours of operation

Open June 3 to September 30

Complete schedule


Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 705-246-2664


Planning to visit during COVID-19?

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Sites nearby

  • A sailboat on Lake Superior.
    Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

    Home to more than 70 fish species and 50 shipwrecks, Lake Superior is one of the world’s largest protected freshwater areas and offers outdoor activities ranging from fishing and swimming to snowshoeing and surfing.

  • A person in the front of a canoe.
    Pukaskwa National Park

    This is Ontario’s only wilderness national park, defined by pink-and-slate granite shores, Great Lake temperaments and near-endless stretches of spruce, fir, pine and hardwoods. Biodiverse coastal regions—where wetland, lake and forest meet—are home to iconic Canadian species like bald eagles, moose and bears.

  • Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site

    Tour the Sault Ste. Marie Canal with an informative Parks Canada guide and you’ll soon understand the vitally important role this innovative piece of engineering made to water transportation in Canada.