Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site of Canada

Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site of Canada

(History > Heritage Site)

  • Pets accepted

Fort St. Joseph is located on St. Joseph Island along the north shore of Lake Huron, east of Sault Ste. Marie. Once the most westerly British outpost in North America, Fort St. Joseph was a thriving community of soldiers, fur traders, Indian Department officials and Aboriginal people. The British garrison provided a vital military presence on the upper Great Lakes that strengthened the Aboriginal alliance and supported the fur trade. Come and discover what life was like at this strategic location from 1796 to the War of 1812. Visitors can wander among the ruins of the Fort, take a guided tour, explore the Visitor Centre and walk the nature trails. Picnic grounds, accessible washrooms and ample parking are available.



  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible public washroom


  • Gift/Souvenir shop
  • Picnic areas
  • Public washroom

Language Services:

  • English
  • French


  • Guided tours
  • Historical re-enactments
  • Parking available
  • Self-guided tours

Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site of Canada
St. Joseph Island
Richards Landing, P0R 1J0

Phone: (705) 246-2664
Toll Free: (800) 839-8221


Jun 1 to Oct 13