Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site
Prince of Wales Fort is now closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you in 2024!
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.
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
Explore Prince of Wales Fort's wind-swept ruins, be struck with awe by Cape Merry's stunning panorama or hike into history!
Grab a friend, go for a walk then relax and snap a selfie on one of our red chairs.
Visit this Parks Canada cornerstone attraction in Churchill’s historic train station.
Services and information
Things to do, tours, programs, visitor centre and red chairs.
History, archeology, cultural landscape and fun facts.
Site management, partners, film permits, photography permits and contact.
Safety in polar bear country and weather conditions.
Daily visitor fees, guided walks or special interpretive programs and more. Free admission for youth.
How to get here, fees, facilities and services, hours of operation and weather.
Guided tours, programs and hikes.
Contact Prince of Wales Fort
Phone number: 1-888-773-8888 (toll free)
Phone number: 204-675-8863
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Monday through Sunday from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Tours are free on a first-come, first-served basis.
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