Prince of Wales Fort, National Historic Site
You will come upon the reconstructed walls of Prince of Wales Fort, a prompt to discuss the Hudson Bay Company and the importance of the fur trade. Much more than a history lesson, it is a story that needs to be told. Originating out of vanity, greed, competition and the struggle to survive while reaching for prosperity, it includes destruction by war and devastation from disease. It is the creation of a new culture and a new way of life through the joining of native and foreign. A story about human existence where truth is truly stranger than fiction and where characters who should not be forgotten, seek unknown destinations on impossible journeys. It is the very root of being Canadian.