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MHS
Fall 2018
Field Trip


Manitoba
History

No. 87


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba Summer Edition - Churchill

Here are ten historic sites to see when visiting Churchill. Click on the photos for more information about each site.

Search the MHS Historic Sites of Manitoba database for a complete list of historic sites.

Prince of Wales Fort

Prince of Wales Fort

This stone fortress at the mouth of the Churchill River was built over 40 years, from 1731 to 1771.

Migg Piggy

Miss Piggy

This Curtiss C-46 “Commando” twin-prop cargo aircraft crashed at 9:30 AM on 13 November 1979 as it attempted to return to the Churchill airport shortly after takeoff.

MV Ithaca

MV Ithaca

This shipwreck sits just outside Bird Cove, 12 miles east of Churchill, high and dry when the tide is low and completely surrounded by water at high tide.

Dene Village

Dene Village

A village about two miles southeast of Churchill was established around 1967 by the Department of Indian Affairs for the Fort Churchill Indian Band, known today as the Sayisi Dene First Nation.

Churchill Rocket Range

Churchill Rocket Range

Built between 1956 and 1957, this site hosted an active rocket-launching program for 25 years.

Wildlife Research Centre

Wildlife Research Centre

In 1980, this large building hosted a notorious experiment in which two polar bears died.

HMCS Churchill

HMCS Churchill

A T-shaped, metal-clad, two-storey building, about two miles southeast of Churchill, is a Cold War surveillance station established in late 1950 by the Royal Canadian Navy.

Churchill Grain Terminal

Churchill Grain Terminal

When this elevator was completed in 1932, the 2,500,000-bushel elevator was the second-largest of its kind in the world.

Port Staff House

Port Staff House

This three-storey, concrete block building on a hill overlooking the grain terminal was used originally to accommodate management staff of the port and elevator.

Golf Balls

Golf Balls

This building housed a radar station in 1960s.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 July 2018

Historic Sites of Manitoba

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