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Prince of Wales Fort

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

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History in the making!

The history behind the Fort is amazing to listen to. The parks tour guides are a wealth of knowledge and you feel that sense of being transported back to that era. To imagine that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brenda A
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history behind the Fort is amazing to listen to. The parks tour guides are a wealth of knowledge and you feel that sense of being transported back to that era. To imagine that people stayed there even in the harsh winters is a feat in itself. I can not imagine though anyone surviving those conditions in this age!

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Thank Brenda A
Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This site is a short kodiak ride across the bay to the fort. If the weather is good and the time is right you will also see the bay filled with beluga whales. This historic site gives the history buff a real insight to life in the 18th century.

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Thank Dennis M
California
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458 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 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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Thank Chingachgook
Canada
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109 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 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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107 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 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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9 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 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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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 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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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 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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