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Prince of Wales Fort

Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
+1 204-675-8863
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History and scenery, an outpost on Hudson Bay

Touring through the early history of European outposts in the North American continent shows an... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Helen C
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Hartstown
Sloop cove hike tour

Very interesting information and scenery while walking along the coast to the Fort- including... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
pw176
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
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"fur trade"
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"dressed in period costume"
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"polar bear"
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"brought history to life"
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"walking tour"
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"informative tour"
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"wild flowers"
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Touring through the early history of European outposts in the North American continent shows an environment the adventurers adapted to while original inhabitants adapted to their presence. Learning to deal with the conditions of extreme cold show many aspects of the structures, and fireplaces abound....More

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Very interesting information and scenery while walking along the coast to the Fort- including having to divert the hike- awat from a mother and two yound polar bears!

Thank pw176
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Usually not big on things like this,but the Parks woman giving the tour was really into history & made it interesting. Additional staff rode around on ATVs watching for bears,which from my boat tours I think were probably on the shore just over the rise...worth...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Interesting history (Pathetic really: took 40 years to build. Yes 40. Took 4 hours to surrender and burn.). Neat guns. Great location for spotting polar bears. Beautiful scenery. Nice Parks Canada staff. Good tours. Must see.

Thank JonnyDub
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

What an amazing spot! I have been to Churchill three times now and I have visited the fort twice. The history of this location is amazing! On my most recent trip, we spotted a polar bear and her cub from the upper level of the...More

Thank Rhondaclp
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Prince of Fort Whales and Cape Merry tour was great. Mike (who looks like the lead for ZZ Top) was informative and had a great sense of humor. He's been working for Parks Canada for almost 30 years and shared some interesting tid bits. Kevin...More

Thank poulakibird
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great historic site, you will learn lots. I did not realize that such major buildings were that old in Churchill. The guides, and bear guards were informative.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The whole event was underwhelming. Not a ton to see or experience and would have felt better if the tour was funded by the government so the funds would have been used for the rehab of the fort rather than by the tour companies and...More

Thank Csurf113
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Parks Canada interpreter really helped make this trip to Prince of Wales Fort worthwhile. He provided lots of historical detail to help us imagine what life was like at this rustic outpost during the fur trading era. The day we visited was very windy...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

A must of any trip to the area. A short boat ride away, you will learn of the cree, inuit and other original settlers of the area, as well as the Danish, British and French. Parks Canada staff will greet you and share their passion...More

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Fooder P
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Response from alan19542016 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I visited in July. Two good places to eat in Churchill are the Tundra Inn Restaurant and Pub, across from the Tundra Inn. Another good place is Gypsy's Bakery. Everything is close together in Churchill, not too far to... More
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Satveer K
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Response from Connie L | Reviewed this property |
We took two different tours, one the fort and estuary and the other the sloth trail. This is the one you go over in zodiac and walk the area and come out the outside of the Fort. I went first week of July, we saw a lot of... More
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