Wapusk National Park
Let Wapusk National Park's expansive wilderness fill you with awe. 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.
Visits to Wapusk National Park are primarily done via licensed tour operators in Churchill. A licensed tour operator is required for all activities in the park with the exception of canoeing on the Owl River. Parks Canada strongly recommends using a licensed tour operator.
Featured things to do
Polar bear viewing opportunities
In February and March, there are polar bear viewing opportunities in Wapusk National Park.
Fly in by helicopter for an adventure of a lifetime!
Learn more about the area’s history, how the park came to be, its flora and fauna, and the variety of work and research that happens here.
Services and information
Activities and experiences
Things to do, polar bear viewing opportunities, aerial tours and the Parks Canada Visitor Centre.
Culture and history
Wapusk 25, history, archeology and culture.
Stewardship and management
Park management, partners, film permits, photography permits and contact.
Nature and science
Conservation and science, animals, plants, the environment, landscape features and research.
Safety and guidelines
Safety in polar bear country and weather conditions.
Daily visitor fees, special program fees and more. Free admission for youth.
Plan your visit
How to get here, fees, facilities and services, brochures and publications and weather.
Planning to visit during COVID-19?
Contact Wapusk National Park
Phone number: 1-888-773-8888 (toll free)
Phone number: 204-675-8863
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For emergencies within the national historic site:
Phone number: 1-877-852-3100
Phone number: 1-780-852-6155
Hours of operation
The Parks Canada Visitor Centre is open. Hours of operation are 9 am to 5 pm from Wednesday to Sunday. The Visitor Centre can be booked for presentations and tours Monday through Sunday, even on dates it is not open to the public, by contacting Email address: email@example.com.
Limited park access year round.
More places to discover with Parks Canada
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.
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