York Factory National Historic Site

Journey to York Factory, a Hudson's Bay Company depot set in the remote Hudson Bay wilderness. This isolated post was a vital fur trade hub for more than 250 years and was the gateway to the vast interior for British trade goods, settlers and soldiers.

Featured things to do

Self-guided tours

York Factory offers a compelling self-guided immersion into an iconic period in Canada’s history.

Camping

Camp within the fenced compound at York Factory. No reservation is required.

Safety in polar bear country

Whenever bears and people occupy the same area, conflict can arise. Successful conservation requires your co-operation.

Services and information

Activities and experiences

Things to do, tours, camping and red chairs.

Plan your visit

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

Camping and overnight accommodations

Camping at York Factory.

Tours and programs

Self-guided tours and learning experiences.

Fees

Free admission, guided walks and special interpretive programs fees.

Safety and guidelines

Safety in polar bear country, weather, seasonal safety.

Culture and history

History, archeology, artwork.

Stewardship and management

Partners, film permits, photography permits, commemorative intent statement and management plan.

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How to get here

Contact us

Contact York Factory National Historic Site

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


For emergencies within the national historic site:

Phone number: 1-877-852-3100
Phone number: 1-780-852-6155

Hours of operation

Access to the historic site: June to August
Complete schedule

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