Safety and guidelines

Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site

We rarely head out for an adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. But sometimes the unexpected happens. You can reduce the impact of an unfortunate circumstance by being well informed and well prepared.

For important information about safety while enjoying Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site, explore the topics below.

Safety in polar bear country

Find out tips for how to stay safe in polar bear territory near Prince of Wales Fort.

For general information on how to stay safe when enjoying the outdoors, visit

Safety is everyone's responsibility. At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone. You can do your part by seeking out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places. Visit our websites and stop at a visitor centre for the most up to date information. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

Parks Canada 24 Hour Emergency Dispatch
1-780-852-3100 (can be dialled from a satellite phone)
Toll Free: 1-877-852-3100


  • Emergency: 911
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP): 204-675-8821
  • Ambulance: 204-675-8880 (24 hour)
  • Hospital: 204-675-8300 (24 hour)
  • Manitoba Conservation Polar Bear Alert Program Hotline: 204-675-BEAR (204-675-2327)
  • Parks Canada - Churchill: 204-675-8863 (Monday to Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm)
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