Seek the thrill of adventure in Churchill, Manitoba... and see the astonishing Prince of Wales Fort built 250 years ago on the bare, windswept coast of Hudson Bay. Get a real sense of a fur trader’s life in the subarctic at this massive stone outpost. Hop on a boat to the fort and experience unforgettable whale watching en route – more than 3,000 beluga whales gather in the Churchill River in July and August.

Featured things to do

Explore Prince of Wales Fort

Look beyond the stones with a Parks Canada guide on an exploration of Prince of Wales Fort, peering into the past of a Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade outpost and the men whose lives created history.

Hike to Sloop Cove

Zodiac to Sloop Cove, the fort’s winter harbour, to see 18th century signatures engraved in stone belonging to Hudson’s Bay Company men before tundra-hiking back amid wildlife to Prince of Wales Fort with stops at archeological sites on the way.

Experience a breathtaking panoramic view of the Churchill River, Hudson Bay, and Prince of Wales Fort at Cape Merry

A popular place for viewing wildlife or just relaxing to the scenery, Cape Merry is a scenic point of land accessible by road from the town of Churchill.

Sites nearby

  • Wapusk National Park

    A vast subarctic wilderness of tundra and boreal forest, Wapusk protects one of the world’s largest known polar bear maternity denning areas, as well as more than 200 bird species, caribou, wolverine, arctic hare and foxes.

  • York Factory National Historic Site

    Perched incongruously amid vast tundra wilderness, York Factory was the Hudson’s Bay Company’s major trading and administration centre for centuries. Its grounds and grand Depot, filled with artifacts, provide profound insights into a pivotal period in Canada’s founding days.

Hours of operation

Prince of Wales Fort
Open July to August

Cape Merry Battery
Open June to mid-November

Complete schedule

Fees

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 204-675-8863
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Email: mannorth.nhs@pc.gc.ca