The best camping near Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site

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The best camping near Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site guide



Seek the thrill of adventure in Churchill, Manitoba... and see the astonishing Prince of Wales Fort built 250 years ago on the bare, windswept coast of Hudson Bay. Get a real sense of a fur trader’s life in the subarctic at this massive stone outpost. Hop on a boat to the fort and experience unforgettable whale watching en route – more than 3,000 beluga whales gather in the Churchill River in July and August.

When to go

The best time to visit Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site is during the brief summer months of July to August when the site is open to the public. The harsh subarctic climate makes winter visits challenging, and the fort is closed for the season.

Know before you go

  • Prince of Wales Fort is a seasonal attraction, open from July to August, with specific hours of operation for guided tours.
  • Prepare for your visit by checking the weather conditions and dress appropriately for the subarctic climate.
  • Be aware of safety guidelines, especially regarding polar bears, to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience.
  • While there are no camping facilities, the site offers a range of activities and experiences to immerse yourself in history and culture.
  • Admission is free for youth, making it an educational and affordable destination for families.

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