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Address: Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-675-8863

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loads of bugs

Really neat site to visit, very interesting history, beautiful ruins... but lots of bugs!! Worth it, but bring your spray.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Derrick M
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Manitoba, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the basic Churchill sightseeing spots. As you go there to see bears or belugas, this would qualify as crumbs from the cupcake. Nevertheless, it's worth inspecting.

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Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really neat site to visit, very interesting history, beautiful ruins... but lots of bugs!! Worth it, but bring your spray.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of the Hudson Bay helicopter ride, we started out with a brief fly over the fort. You could see the multiple cannons and it seemed to be very well restored. We saw our first polar bear of the day on the kelp bed just to the east. It certainly satisfied our curiousity.

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Neshanic Station, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Our guide was Rhonda and she was super knowledgeable and friendly. She gave us great information on the history of the site and the area and answered everyone's question without a problem!

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Hartstown
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Touring through the early history of European outposts in the North American continent shows an environment the adventurers adapted to while original inhabitants adapted to their presence. Learning to deal with the conditions of extreme cold show many aspects of the structures, and fireplaces abound. Well maintained but some care of staircases is needed. The stones are carved with names... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Very interesting information and scenery while walking along the coast to the Fort- including having to divert the hike- awat from a mother and two yound polar bears!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Usually not big on things like this,but the Parks woman giving the tour was really into history & made it interesting. Additional staff rode around on ATVs watching for bears,which from my boat tours I think were probably on the shore just over the rise...worth checking out !

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Thank gingermat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Interesting history (Pathetic really: took 40 years to build. Yes 40. Took 4 hours to surrender and burn.). Neat guns. Great location for spotting polar bears. Beautiful scenery. Nice Parks Canada staff. Good tours. Must see.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

What an amazing spot! I have been to Churchill three times now and I have visited the fort twice. The history of this location is amazing! On my most recent trip, we spotted a polar bear and her cub from the upper level of the fort!

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Prince of Fort Whales and Cape Merry tour was great. Mike (who looks like the lead for ZZ Top) was informative and had a great sense of humor. He's been working for Parks Canada for almost 30 years and shared some interesting tid bits. Kevin stood on the hill with a gun to keep us safe from bears. Wow...I don't... More 

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