Prince of Wales Fort guided tours
Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site
Explore Prince of Wales Fort's wind-swept ruins, be struck with awe by Cape Merry's stunning panorama or hike into history!
Prince of Wales Fort
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.
Availability: July and August, dependent on weather and tides.
Contact Sea North Tours at:
Phone number: 204-675-2195 or 1-888-348-7591
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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.
Book your guided tour of Cape Merry with a Parks Canada guide and get an in-depth look at the role Cape Merry played in the history of Prince of Wales Fort, learn about its fascinating geology, and take in the profusion of wildflowers growing there while finding out how the cape fits into the ecology of the area.
During the tour, you will see Hudson's Bay Company fortifications, cannon, remnants of the powder magazine, and the signatures of historic people carved into the rocks.
Availability: 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.
For more information, contact the Parks Canada office in Churchill at Phone number: 204-675-8863 or email Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
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