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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Polar bear viewing opportunities

As fall progresses, large numbers of polar bears can often be seen at Cape Churchill, within Wapusk. Mothers with new cubs emerge from their earth dens in early spring.

Aerial tours

Fly in by helicopter for an adventure of a lifetime!

Getting here

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.

Fees

Free admission. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 204-675-8863
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Email: wapusk.np@pc.gc.ca

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Sites nearby

  • 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.