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Prince of Wales Fort

Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
204 675 8863
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Ranked #8 of 18 Attractions in Churchill
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
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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!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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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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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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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