Things to do
Perched at the edge of wilderness, Prince of Wales Fort is a rare glimpse into a fortified fur trading empire’s outpost during Canada’s early years. Explore the fortifications with a guide, imagining daily life in this remote setting surrounded by nature. Travel upriver to the fort’s 18th century winter harbour at Sloop Cove where signatures carved into stone bring a poignant, human touch to an otherwise wild landscape.
Look beyond the stones with a Parks Canada guide on an exploration of Prince of Wales Fort, peering into the past of a Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade outpost and the men whose lives created history.
Zodiac to Sloop Cove, the fort’s winter harbour, to see 18th century signatures engraved in stone belonging to Hudson’s Bay Company men before tundra-hiking back amid wildlife to Prince of Wales Fort with stops at archeological sites on the way.
Experience a breathtaking panoramic view of the Churchill River, Hudson Bay, and Prince of Wales Fort at Cape Merry
A popular place for viewing wildlife or just relaxing to the scenery, Cape Merry is a scenic point of land accessible by road from the town of Churchill.