Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay hosts the Voyageur Winter Carnival 2017, a weekend of family activities such as the giant snow maze, tubing and sliding hills, skating, winter games, carnival games and contests, horse-drawn wagon rides, live indoor and outdoor entertainment, and new this year – hovercraft rides. The new feature this year: hovercraft rides (which require tickets along with carnival admission fee). At the carnival, you can visit the Canadian Corps of Voyageur (volunteer group) to fire a musket for a $2 donation. Other options are fat-tire bike rides, snowshoeing (equipment provided), visiting historic buildings, trying winter golf with snow sculptures, and curling. For more on the schedule and other visitor details, go to fwhp.ca, or call 807-473-2344. The carnival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (Eastern time).