Commemorative Intent Statement

  • Prince of Wales Fort, including Sloop Cove and Cape Merry Battery, is a place of national historic importance.
  • It commemorates the role of Prince of Wales Fort in the 18th-century French/English rivalry for control of the territory and resources around Hudson Bay.
  • Fundamental to this commemoration is the role of the fur trade and its participants.
  • The ruin that is Prince of Wales Fort is both of national historic and architectural significance.