Churchill’s varied history is documented by 3 historic sites that are administered by the Park Canada. These sites are not on the same land as the city and thus the visitors have to be accompanied by authorised tour operators. The fort took 40 years to be built and the canons have never been fired. The star shaped stone structure established by the Prince of Wales still remains standing since its inception in the 1770s. It was made on top of the Eskimo point across the major Churchill River. The place now is muddy. Sloops Cove, the harbour of the European vessels, is just 4 km south of the fort. The names of the early explorers can be found as they are carved on the seaside rocks. For example, Samuel Hearne was a local governor in the 18th century who was the first person to cross the Arctic Ocean in an overland trip. His name can be found on the rocks. CapeMerry is also a part of this historic site trio.