Plan your visit

Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

Spend an afternoon touring the fascinating archaeological remains at Fort St. Joseph, explore the Visitor Centre and then, hike the trails through the surrounding woods and wetlands watching for birds as you go. All trails ultimately lead to Lake Huron, so choose a warm rock in the sun, rest from your hike and imagine the wealth of history that has taken place at this important War of 1812 site.

Services and information


Entry and service fees.

Hours of operation

Find out when the site is open.

Tourism Links

Learn more about other tourism opportunities in the region.

Facilities and services

Visitor centre, Rains Point Trail, Lapointe Point Trail, and Access for persons with disabilities.


How to get here


185 Fort Road Hilton Beach, Ontario P0R 1G0


St. Joseph Island is 45 km south of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Access is by bridge from Highway 17 (Trans-Canada Highway). Parks Canada green beaver signs will guide you along the 37 km drive to Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site.

Facilities and services

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Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Gift Shop Gift shop
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Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Restrooms Restrooms
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