National Historic Places Day – Willow Depot

Historic Fort Willow
Historic Reenactment
2714 Grenfel Road, Minesing, ON, Canada
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6 July, 2019 | 10 am to 3 pm

Join the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and the Friends of Historic Fort Willow for the 2019 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 6, re-enactors in period dress will be on-site to answer your questions about the fort and its role in the history of Canada.

New this year, the Ontario Wood Carvers’ Association from the Barrie area and across Ontario will be joining us for a fun day of woodcarving. There will be carvings on display, demonstrations of carving techniques and the opportunity to give it a try yourself. (

NVCA is waiving the parking fees 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.


  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

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