We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Prince of Wales Fort

Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
204 675 8863
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Churchill
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 22, 2014
Write a Review

26 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Medicine Hat, Canada
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Kansas
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
73 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
52 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Pas, Canada
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Condobolin, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Prince of Wales Fort also viewed

Churchill, Manitoba
Churchill, Manitoba

Been to Prince of Wales Fort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing