Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Churchill

Itsanitaq Museum

This one-room museum showcases an exceptional collection of Inuit carvings made of whalebone, soapstone and caribou antler, as well as millenia-old harpoon heads and bone carvings of shamans and bears left over from…
Top Choice Historic Site in Churchill

Cape Merry

A lone cannon behind a crumbling wall is all that's left of the battery built at Cape Merry, 2km northwest of town. It's an incredibly beautiful location in its own right and, during summer, belugas can be seen from…
Historic Site in Churchill

Fort Prince of Wales National Historic Site

It took 40 years to build, its cannons were never used, but the star-shaped, stone Fort Prince of Wales has been standing prominently on rocky Eskimo Point across the Churchill River since the 1770s. As English-Fren…
Park in Churchill

Wapusk National Park

Established primarily to protect polar bear maternity denning sites (wapusk is Cree for 'white bear') and critical habitats for waterfowl and shore birds, this remote park extends along Hudson Bay's shores 45km sout…
Notable Building in Churchill

Polar Bear Jail

Located in a former aircraft hangar near the airport, this secure facility serves as holding center for problem polar bears who repeatedly turn up in Churchill and pose a danger to its residents. With the exception …
Historic Site in Churchill

York Factory National Historic Site

Around 250km southeast of Churchill and impossibly remote, this HBC trading post, near Hayes River, was an important gateway to the interior and active for 273 years until 1957. The stark-white buildings are an amaz…
Historic Site in Churchill

Fort Churchill

Amid the undulating rocks, late-season ice and scraggy, stunted trees looms a Cold War relic. Spotted long before you complete the 20km drive east from the airport, Fort Churchill was Canada's Cape Kennedy. Starting…
Landmark in Churchill

Miss Piggy

Out toward the airport lies the wreck of a Curtiss C-46 freight plane that crashed here in 1979 after developing engine trouble, but without a single fatality. It's called Miss Piggy because freight planes were typi…
Museum in Churchill

Parks Canada

There's a small museum and nature center in the train station along with the Parks Canada info desk. It has a good model of the fort and excellent information on the many creatures you've come far to see. Check for …