Cape Merry Battery


Guard the Churchill River at this cannon battery, with its stone walls and lone cannon remaining.

Cape Merry Battery features the remnants of a gun powder magazine from the fur trade era (1746). Strategically misplaced, the battery was dismantled and rebuilt in 1749 on its present site. Designed to supplement the defenses of PWF, the battery was constructed with six cannon emplacements. One lone cannon stands today, a stark reminder of its intent. Plaques honour Rev. Rasmus Jensen and the Fort Churchill fur trade post. Guided tours are available, please check Parks Canada office for tour times. Tel. 204-675-8863 Fax: 204-675-2026 Web: E-mail: Location: on the east shore of the Churchill River across from Prince of Wales Fort