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Prince of Wales Fort

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

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Interesting history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
gingermat
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank JonnyDub
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Rhondaclp
Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great historic site, you will learn lots. I did not realize that such major buildings were that old in Churchill. The guides, and bear guards were informative.

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Thank Michael C
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole event was underwhelming. Not a ton to see or experience and would have felt better if the tour was funded by the government so the funds would have been used for the rehab of the fort rather than by the tour companies and let the place fall more into disrepair. Would save your money on this one, look... More 

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La Plata, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Parks Canada interpreter really helped make this trip to Prince of Wales Fort worthwhile. He provided lots of historical detail to help us imagine what life was like at this rustic outpost during the fur trading era. The day we visited was very windy and cold---in July! Spending a winter out in this exposed frontier must have been crazy.... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must of any trip to the area. A short boat ride away, you will learn of the cree, inuit and other original settlers of the area, as well as the Danish, British and French. Parks Canada staff will greet you and share their passion of the area, the fort, and the folks who founded the area. Beluga whales and... More 

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Caseros
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The trip was wounderfull. We fisrt went tomthe fort and stayed there for an hour. The guide in the forr explained us the history of the place. Then we went back to the port sailing an hour more with the belugas around our ship.

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Thank Alejandra M
Steinbach, Manitoba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fort was established 250 years ago during the fur trade and is well maintained by Parks Canada. There is a wooden walkway up the hill to the Fort and is accessible for all including wheelchairs. The flowers on the hill, thick stone walls and tales the guide offers make this a pleasant visit. A must visit in Churchill.

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