Coronavirus (COVID-19): Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

Availability: July and August, dependent on weather

Follow wooden boardwalks across tundra ablaze with purple fireweed towards the remote, wind-swept stone ruins of an early 18th century Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade fortress. Old British cannon mounted atop the massive stone parapets point in all directions as they once did – across the land and sea where passing beluga whales stand out starkly white against a grey Hudson Bay.

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.

Book your tour now!

Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by contacting Rhonda Reid (431-232-3414).

For more information, contact the Parks Canada office in Churchill at tel: 204-675-8863 or email pc.manitoba.pc@canada.ca

Please note: Parks Canada DOES NOT provide transportation to the site.

Parks Canada staff will not be present on site if there are no reservations. Once commitments have been fulfilled, staff will vacate the site.


Covid-19 Safety Measures

  • Visitors will be expected to respect all physical distancing guidelines based on public health recommendations.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on site. Personal protective equipment, such as masks or gloves, will not be provided to visitors by Parks Canada. Visitors are welcome to wear their own.
  • Facilities, including washrooms, will be regularly cleaned and sanitized during regular working hours.
  • Sites will remain accessible to visitors with mobility issues and wheelchairs will be available upon request. Wheelchairs will be sanitized between each use.