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Parks Canada Visitors Centre

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Address: Train Station, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
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+1 204-675-8863

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A nice exhibit of northern culture and wildlife.

Rhonda, who works for the national parks system is a local who shares her knowledge and opinions openly and enthusiastically. Look inside a polar bear den, touch a polar bear... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
Pat F
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Ida Grove, United States
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Ida Grove, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Rhonda, who works for the national parks system is a local who shares her knowledge and opinions openly and enthusiastically. Look inside a polar bear den, touch a polar bear pelt and stand next to a native dwelling made with lodge poles and canvas. Artifacts from earlier times are carefully displayed and described.

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Edmundston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The center has an exhibit focusing on the Dene and Cree people of the area. I like the videos. There is also a small astronomy exhibit that shows how Churchill contributed to our knowledge of the solar system by taking measurements during a transit of Venus during the 1700's.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A hidden surprise...very knowledgeable Ranger gave a great presentation. A "must do' in this small village

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The Parks Canada Visitors Centre is definitely worth a quick visit. It's a small, free museum full of information on polar bears, arctic foxes, and the arctic. There's a 20 minute video about how climate change has affected the animals. Most importantly, there is a life sized polar bear inside waiting to take a photo with you.

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Thank krawner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped in here and it was wonderful. Gave us all of the history of the area and insights to the animals. The park ranger on duty was super friendly and helpful.

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Fritz Creek, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is the Visitor Center for the Wapusk National Park. It is the best place to start for an understanding of the area. Definitely worth an hour of your time.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

As it is in the train station and not well indicated, it might be overlooked but it really is a fascination place, and free of charge. You will learn a lot!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting exhibition and movie display of Nationalparks friendly guide ho could have given a little more explanations nice merchandizing

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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Staff very informative on local history and attractions in and around Churchill ! Pamphlets available for attractions and National Parks ! Nice museum also in Building local history and information on Polar Bears !

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great source of info on the people, flora & fauna, & history. Interactive information with seating. The mounted standing polar bear was eye opening as to the size of those white cuddly bears! we hadn't enough time to go through the exhibit as well as we'd of liked. Closed at 4:00pm.

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