Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site

The Sloop Cove hike will not be offered in 2023. Visit our guided tours page for information on booking tours of Prince of Wales Fort and Cape Merry.

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.

The Sloop Cove hike will not be offered in 2023. Visit our guided tours page for information on booking tours of Prince of Wales Fort and Cape Merry.

Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site is on Treaty 5 territory and the lands traditionally used by the Cree, Dene, Inuit, and Red River Métis peoples.

Featured things to do

Tours and programs

Explore Prince of Wales Fort's wind-swept ruins, be struck with awe by Cape Merry's stunning panorama or hike into history!

Red chairs

Grab a friend, go for a walk then relax and snap a selfie on one of our red chairs.

Parks Canada Visitor Centre

Visit this Parks Canada cornerstone attraction in Churchill’s historic train station.

Services and information

Activities and experiences

Things to do, tours, programs, visitor centre and red chairs.

Culture and history

History, archeology, cultural landscape and fun facts.

Stewardship and management

Site management, partners, film permits, photography permits and contact.

Safety and guidelines

Safety in polar bear country and weather conditions.


Daily visitor fees, guided walks or special interpretive programs and more. Free admission for youth.

Plan your visit

How to get here, fees, facilities and services, hours of operation and weather.

Tours and programs

Guided tours, programs and hikes.

Contact Prince of Wales Fort

General inquiries:
Phone number: 1-888-773-8888 (toll free)
Phone number: 204-675-8863
Email address:

For emergencies within the national historic site:
Phone number: 1-877-852-3100
Phone number: 1-780-852-6155

Hours of operation

Prince of Wales Fort
Open July to August

Cape Merry Battery
Oct. 10 to Nov. 17
Staff will be onsite Sunday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Tours are free on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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.

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