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Parks Canada Visitors Centre

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

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Interesting and educational

We enjoyed our visit to this center as well as a talk from one of the rangers. It is worth the time to see it and the exhibits

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this center as well as a talk from one of the rangers. It is worth the time to see it and the exhibits

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Thank Chingachgook
Lake City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see...well developed multi media history informs of the richness of the people and environment

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in while in Churchill and was pleasantly surprised with the nice little museum they had. Very friendly staff as well.

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Thank littlemommy27
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the Churchill train station, there is a nice little interpretive center, with native handicrafts, historical displays, and some good animal exhibits, including a polar bear maternity den. Good docents, informational videos, and animal pelts on display

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, our tour group visited the Visitors Centre at the end of a long day of listening to people talk at us. But it was a quaint place with much better displays than I would have expected. Our guide had lots to share with us, but it was hard to listen to it all. We spent more time listening to... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't need a lot of time for a visit, but you'll leave with a great deal of knowledge that can enhance your trip to Churchill and area. There's a model bear den, pelts from many different animals that you can touch, and cultural artifacts and information about the history and settlement of the area. The interpreters are keen to... More 

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Ida Grove, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Rhonda, who works for the national parks system is a local who shares her knowledge and opinions openly and enthusiastically. Look inside a polar bear den, touch a polar bear pelt and stand next to a native dwelling made with lodge poles and canvas. Artifacts from earlier times are carefully displayed and described.

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Thank Pat F
Edmundston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

The center has an exhibit focusing on the Dene and Cree people of the area. I like the videos. There is also a small astronomy exhibit that shows how Churchill contributed to our knowledge of the solar system by taking measurements during a transit of Venus during the 1700's.

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Thank James C
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

A hidden surprise...very knowledgeable Ranger gave a great presentation. A "must do' in this small village

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

The Parks Canada Visitors Centre is definitely worth a quick visit. It's a small, free museum full of information on polar bears, arctic foxes, and the arctic. There's a 20 minute video about how climate change has affected the animals. Most importantly, there is a life sized polar bear inside waiting to take a photo with you.

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