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.

Wapusk National Park is on the lands traditionally used by the Cree, Dene, Inuit, and Red River Métis peoples. Wapusk National Park sits within Treaty 5 territory.

Featured things to do

Polar bear viewing opportunities

In February and March, there are polar bear viewing opportunities in Wapusk National Park.

Aerial tours

Fly in by helicopter for an adventure of a lifetime!

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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.


Find out about Parks Canada employment opportunities at Wapusk National Park and learn how to apply.

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.

How to get here

Contact Wapusk National Park

General inquiries:
Phone number: 1-888-773-8888 (toll free)
Phone number: 204-675-8863
Email address: manitoba@pc.gc.ca

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 currently open.

June 17 to June 30
Monday to Friday: 9 am to 12 pm and 1 to 4 pm

July 2 onward
Daily: 9 am to 12 pm and 1 to 4 pm
Closed July 1 and July 20

Limited park access year round.

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