Plan your visit

York Factory National Historic Site

Churchill, York Factory’s main entry point, is 1,400 kilometres (870 miles) northeast of Winnipeg, accessible by plane or VIA Rail train. Access into the historic site is via charter aircraft, boat or on a challenging paddling trip down the Hayes River.

Services and information

Camping and overnight accommodations

Camping at York Factory.

Brochures and publications

Safety in polar bear country.

How to get here

Information on access to York Factory National Historic Site via rail, air and water.

Hours of operation

Facilities hours of operation.


Seasonal and local weather, and trends.

Facilities and services

Information on facilities and services at York Factory National Historic Site.


Free admission, guided walks and special interpretive programs fees.

How to get here

How to get here


P.O. Box 127 (#1 Mantayo Seepee Meskanow)
Churchill MB R0B 0E0




By rail
Via Rail has regular train service to the nearest train station, Gillam Train Station in Gillam, Manitoba.

By air
Charter air transportation is available from various points in northern Manitoba.

By water
Nelson River Adventures offers boat tours from Gillam to York Factory on a seasonal basis. Visit for more information.

Canoeists paddling the Hayes River should register with the Parks Canada Churchill office and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at your paddling departure point.

Tides at York Factory limit the time of day that boat transportation can be made between Hay Island and York Factory National Historic Site.

Free admission. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

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