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Prince of Wales Fort

Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
204 675 8863
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Ranked #8 of 16 attractions in Churchill
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Oct 21, 2013
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The Pas, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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colorado
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12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

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Idaho
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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153 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Beautiful views and a true piece of North American history. It is amazing that this entire fort was built by hand. Gives a true respect to the steadfastness of the people that settled the north.

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