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Prince of Wales Fort

Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
204 675 8863
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Churchill
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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atlanta , georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had a short tour by the rangers as the wind was starting to get strong off the Hudson. Very informative, but it would have been nice to have an indoor facility as well to relay more of the history in a warmer area.

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sandy utah
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It gives a feeling of how isolated it would have been to have been there in the 1700 s There aren't many facilities or information on the ground

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Western Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very good can't believe people lived there it was so cold on our visit. Rhonda the Park Ranger was an excellent speaker and made the visit very interesting. had to keep your eyes open for Polar Bears as they visited the area. Told us the last group had to move quickly when a bear started to approach them.

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Winnipeg
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I would rate this a "don't miss" site. We were particularly lucky to get a Parks Canada guide who gave us the best talk I've ever heard. She was a history buff and gave us a unique view of the fort's history, particularly the role of women. We had an armed guard who served as bear lookout. He rather overplayed... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was such a great adventure for our whole family. We were on a tour that brought us here. Such great Canadian history.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Take the time for a guided tour of this historical landmark. Dress warm and be prepared for any type of weather change. You will be walking on uneven grounds and the guides carry weapons in case a polar bear decides he wants to visit the Fort too!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's crazy to think manitoba has so much history up in the north! The prince of whales for it very nicely redone i really enjoyed seeing the cannons!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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129 reviews 129 reviews
75 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The guide was very good and enthused about the history of the area which made the tour better than many tours like this I have gone on. We got to the fort by Sea North Tours Fort/Whale Tour. Also, check with your motel host/hostess and they may know whether or not the Canadian Parks service is having archaelogical digs that... More 

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Minnesota
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54 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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