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Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site

Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site

Churchill, Manitoba
204-675-8863
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/prince/visit/hrs.aspx
Open July to August; Ouvert de juillet à août

Stone walls of Prince of Wales Fort stand starkly silhouetted on a point into Hudson Bay at the mouth of Northern Manitoba’s Churchill River. Built between 1731 and 1771 by the Hudson’s Bay Company during times of English/French conflict, the National Historic Site includes nearby Cape Merry Battery and the winter harbour of Sloop Cove.

The Fort is a short boat shuttle across the river mouth from the community of Churchill. Explore the stone ramparts, walk amid cannons and visit the remains of the powder magazine.

In summer, polar bears awaiting the bay’s fall freeze-up wander the shorelines while the waters teem with beluga whales. Seabirds and arctic hares are common sights amid a landscape of tundra wildflowers.

Travel into the past for a day at Prince of Wales Fort, experiencing the adventurous, diverse history of the Hudson's Bay Company and the 18th century fur trade that founded Canada.

Photo Credit: Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Wales_Fort

Text Credit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/mb/prince/info

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  • Polar bear seen at the fort
    guestBook Guestbook/ felixdaddy/ Mar 15, 2015 Polar bear seen at the fort

    I was taking a tour of the Prince of Wales Fort, when I saw a Polar Bear in front of me. I managed to snap several photos before it disappeared into the ocean.

    I was separated from this majestic creature by the stone walls of the fort. However, it seemed uncaring of my presence either way.

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Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site

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  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ felixdaddy/ Mar 15, 2015
  • Polar bear seen at the fort
    guestBook Guestbook/ felixdaddy/ Mar 15, 2015 Polar bear seen at the fort

    I was taking a tour of the Prince of Wales Fort, when I saw a Polar Bear in front of me. I managed to snap several photos before it disappeared into the ocean.

    I was separated from this majestic creature by the stone walls of the fort. However, it seemed uncaring of my presence either way.

Stone walls of Prince of Wales Fort stand starkly silhouetted on a point into Hudson Bay at the mouth of Northern Manitoba’s Churchill River. Built between 1731 and 1771 by the Hudson’s Bay Company during times of English/French conflict, the National Historic Site includes nearby Cape Merry Battery and the winter harbour of Sloop Cove.

The Fort is a short boat shuttle across the river mouth from the community of Churchill. Explore the stone ramparts, walk amid cannons and visit the remains of the powder magazine.

In summer, polar bears awaiting the bay’s fall freeze-up wander the shorelines while the waters teem with beluga whales. Seabirds and arctic hares are common sights amid a landscape of tundra wildflowers.

Travel into the past for a day at Prince of Wales Fort, experiencing the adventurous, diverse history of the Hudson's Bay Company and the 18th century fur trade that founded Canada.

Churchill, Manitoba
204-675-8863
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/prince/visit/hrs...
Open July to August; Ouvert de juillet à août
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Photo: Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Wales_Fort