Get your hands on history on a unique archaeology dig at Prince Wales Fort National Historic Site! As a member of the archaeology team, you will be re-discovering what life was like at the fort. Working side-by-side with Parks Canada archaeologists you will excavate, screen and document their discoveries in the field, as well as clean and identify artifacts in a field lab.

Additional trip highlights include:

  • A daily boat trip across the Churchill River to the fort with beluga whales in pursuit. You may even catch sight of a polar bear on nearby Eskimo Point.
  • The opportunity to attend presentations by and interact with a dynamic group of scientists who study many natural features of the region.
  • A guided tour of the historic former Research Rocket Range and a visit to the renowned Eskimo Museum in Churchill.

Prince of Wales Fort served as a trading post, but was built for defensive purposes during the French and English rivalry for control of the territory and resources around Hudson Bay.

July 31 to August 7, 2014 OR August 7 to 14, 2014
Churchill Northern Studies Centre and Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site

To sign up for this program, visit Churchill Northern Studies Centre. For more information, contact: