Churchill, York Factory’s main entry point, is 1,400 kilometres (870 miles) northeast of Winnipeg, accessible only by plane or VIA Rail train.

Access into the historic site is via small charter aircraft, boat or on a challenging paddling trip down the Hayes River.

Weather conditions are unpredictable and York Factory is situated in polar and black bear country. Facilities are limited to a safe camp site within a fenced compound.

Getting here


P.O. Box 127 (#1 Mantayo Seepee Meskanow)
Churchill MB R0B 0E0

By rail
Via Rail has regular train service to the nearest train station, Gillam Train Station in Gillam, Manitoba.

By air
Charter air transportation is available from various points in northern Manitoba.

By water
Canoeists paddling the Hayes River should register with the Parks Canada Churchill office and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at your paddling departure point.

Tides at York Factory limit the time of day that boat transportation can be made between Hay Island and York Factory National Historic Site.

Free admission. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services