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
York Factory offers a compelling self-guided immersion into an iconic period in Canada’s history.
Camp within the fenced compound at York Factory. No reservation is required.
Whenever bears and people occupy the same area, conflict can arise. Successful conservation requires your co-operation.
Services and information
Things to do, tours, camping and red chairs.
How to get here, facilities and services, hours of operation, fees, maps and weather.
Camping at York Factory.
Self-guided tours and learning experiences.
Free admission, guided walks and special interpretive programs fees.
Safety in polar bear country, weather, seasonal safety.
History, archeology, artwork.
Partners, film permits, photography permits, commemorative intent statement and management plan.
Contact York Factory National Historic Site
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
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