2019 Event calendar
Join us for a whole year’s worth of fun and exciting opportunities to experience Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site. More events will be added as details are confirmed, so check back through the season!
The Parks Canada Visitor Centre is centrally located in the train station and there is no fee for entry. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can advise you on local attractions and we offer a colourful town and area map. Stroll through the exhibit “Our Land, Our Stories” and discover the natural and cultural history of this unique region.
Interested in learning more? Ask the staff about paid presentations that are available to the public.
July 1: Canada Day Bay Dip in Churchill*
Celebrate Canada's birthday in Churchill, Manitoba with Parks Canada’s long-standing, world-famous annual event: the Canada Day Bay Dip! Hardy participants sign up, gather on the shores of Hudson Bay, and plunge into the frigid waters in a team relay challenge. Trophies for best costume and fastest team.
We welcome participation from visitors to Churchill!
July 27: Parks Day*
Join Parks Canada to celebrate Parks Day! Each year we offer free activities and events at our National Historic sites or in town. Stay tuned for updates as the summer approaches!
July- August: Sloop Cove hike*
Zip in a Zodiac to Sloop Cove, Prince of Wales Fort’s winter harbour 3.2 kilometres (2 miles) up the Churchill River – now high and dry, the site has risen several metres since the 1700s, rebounding from the weight of long-gone glaciers.
July- August: Guided Tours of Prince of Wales Fort*
Join a guided tour of the multi-level fortification where reconstruction and archaeological digs are ongoing projects. Visit the remains of the powder magazine, learning about the conflicts between the British and French. The eloquently carved signatures of historic people who passed through the rampart walls bring the stones to life, transporting you back to an exciting and adventurous time in Canada’s founding days.
July- August and October- November: Guided tours of Cape Merry*
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.
Schedule subject to change. For more information, contact the Parks Canada office in Churchill:
Tel: 204-675-8863 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org