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Prince of Wales Fort

Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
204 675 8863
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Ranked #8 of 17 attractions in Churchill
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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English first
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131 reviews 131 reviews
48 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I'm not much of a history buff so didn't like that part. The mosquitos were the worst I've ever experienced in my life, and I'm from Minnesota. So, if you visit Churchill in July, buy the "head nets" and bring repellent that has a lot of deet. We did see a polar bear napping in a pond....view from the fort.... More

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The Pas, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Worth the trip across the Churchill River! We did the tour as part of the Beluga Whale Zodiac tour. The park guides were great, the information presented in a very interesting way. Just amazing to see how much things have remained the same in the area and to learn the historical significance. We were lucky enough to spot a polar... More

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Condobolin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had a great walk to the Fort.We saw a Polar Bear off in the distance and the information given by the Guides was really interesting.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We enjoyed our 1/2 boat tour of the fort an belugas. We were able to see a bear in the area, which cut our trip to fort short. Beautiful area to visit.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

My exposure to the Fort was in conjunction with a hike from Sloops Cove (about 4 kms away). Our tour was booked with Sea North Tours who transported us to Sloops Cove, it was here that we joined Parks Canada guide extraordinaire Duane. He amazed us with his knowledge of history, geology, ornithology, and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. He did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

It is good to learn what those who first came to the area had to deal with. How and why it took so long for a fort to be built and what those men had to deal with. It is a must see with a good guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

One of the few things to do immediately near the town of Churchill, besides stay away from bears and eat, is viewing the Fort. The view across the very wide Churchill River, which dumps into Hudson Bay, gave us the spectacle of a polar bear swimming to the bank after being hazed out of Churchill. The fort is very barren... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The parks gives you a guide who gives you a nice short walk/tour of the facility. Something enjoyable to do when not out looking at polar bears.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Who would of imagined the french and english being at war over the fur trade in Churchill, Manitoba in the 1700's. anyway the tour was far too short as it was combined with a beluga whale tour. The fort itself has undergone a recent renovation and I thourougly enjoyed visited this historic Canadian site.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Very interesting,even got to see three polar bars albeit a long way away. Guide very informative definayely worth visiting while in Churchill

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