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Winter Carnival returns this weekend

Fort William Historical Park’s annual Winter Carnival returns this weekend and includes an X-Games snowmobile stunt show.

THUNDER BAY - What better way to spend the Family Day weekend than enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends and maybe see a snowmobile or two fly through the air?

Fort William Historical Park is once again hosting its annual Winter Carnival this weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic site.

“It’s a weekend full of great family activities, carnival games, entertainment, lots of great stuff going on,” said Emily Carr, communications officer with Fort William Historical Park. “A special highlight this year is we have X-Games and Redbull competitors doing a snowmobile stunt show, which is really exciting.”

This year will include a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities, from the always-popular snow maze, to arts and crafts, a family moose ski, curling, a science station, and firing of the historic muskets.

And with temperatures finally warming up after dipping down to the -30C mark for the last several weeks, it’s a perfect time to break free from the house and head outside for some family fun.

“It’s a little hard sometimes to get outdoors in the winter, but it provides everybody a great opportunity to come out and spend some time together, either with friends or family,” Carr said. “And there’s so much going on, different activities, and so many different things you might be interested in.”

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students, and children, while kids under five-years-old are free. Weekend passes are also available. For more information and a complete schedule, visit the Fort William Historical Park website.