(History > Heritage Site)
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.