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National Historic Site Day - Willow Depot

National Historic Places Day Canada

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fort Willow Conservation Area

Join NVCA and the Friends of Historic Fort Willow for the 2018 Canada Historic Places Day.

Fort Willow Conservation Area is recognized as a national historic site for its role in the development of Simcoe County and our nation. During the War of 1812, the site was a strategic storage depot known as "Willow Depot," located at the end of the Nine Mile Portage from Kempenfelt Bay.

On July 7, re-enactors in period dress will be on-site to answer your questions about the fort and its role in the history of Canada.

NVCA is waiving the parking fee at Fort Willow for the day, so come and enjoy!

Please note that Fort Willow features an accessible trail, a lovely picnic pavilion, and outhouses, but does not have running water or food/beverage available for sale.


Festival at Fort Willow

Thanks to everyone that came out to celebrate Simcoe's history at the Festival at Fort Willow on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Mike Breslin captured some of the highlights, and has shared his photos below.

We'd like to extend a special thanks to the re-enactors, volunteers and sponsors that made this event such a success.

See you at this year's Festival on Saturday, September 29. 2018!

Festival at Fort Willow 2017 by Mike Breslin

Festival at Fort Willow 2017 by Mike Breslin

Festival at Fort Willow 2017 by Mike Breslin

Festival at Fort Willow 2017 by Mike Breslin

Festival at Fort Willow 2017 by Mike Breslin

Festival at Fort Willow 2017 by Mike Breslin



Video - Simcoe County Culture at the Festival at Fort Willow

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Fort Willow, NVCA, the Township of Springwater and the Rotary Club.

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