Let this expansive wilderness fill you with awe as you visit the remote subarctic that is Wapusk National Park. This 11,475 square kilometre park, at the transition between boreal forest and arctic tundra, protects one of the largest polar bear maternity denning areas in the world. Wapusk is located within the range of the Western Hudson Bay population of polar bears, which numbers approximately 1000 bears. Nature lovers watch for arctic foxes, arctic hares, wolves, caribou and wolverine as well as more than 200 bird species. Access to Wapusk is via authorized commercial tour operators in Churchill.
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P.O. Box 127 Churchill (1 Mantayo Seepee Meskanow)
Churchill MB R0B 0E0
Hours of operation
Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Churchill open year round. Limited park access year round.
Free admission. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast.
Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site
Stone remains of the star-shaped, 18th century Prince of Wales Fort stand on Hudson Bay’s tundra shore, offering a glimpse into a remote Hudson’s Bay outpost amid a wild subarctic landscape alive with polar bears, birds and beluga whales.
York Factory National Historic Site
Perched incongruously amid vast tundra wilderness, York Factory was the Hudson’s Bay Company’s major trading and administration centre for centuries. Its grounds and grand Depot, filled with artifacts, provide profound insights into a pivotal period in Canada’s founding days.