Wapusk National Park


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Wapusk National Park

Address:PO Box 127
Churchill, MB R0B0E0

Phone:204-675-8863
Fax:204-675-2026
Phone:888-748-2928
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/mb/wapusk
Size: 11,475 sq. km.
Established: 1996.
Location:Located in the northeast corner of Manitoba on the shores of Hudson Bay. Park stretches south and inland along Hudson Bay towards the Nelson River. Boundary lies 45 km southeast of the town of Churchill.
Facilities:Limited.
Activities:Limited at present to polar bear viewing and flightseeing. Additional activities will be determined when a management plan is finalized for the park. Activities in the Churchill area include birdwatching, polar bear viewing, beluga whale viewing (in the Churchill River), and canoeing.
Special Features:Park includes one of the largest known polar bear maternity denning sites in the world and vital habitat for hundreds of thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds that nest along the coast of Hudson Bay or gather and feed there during annual migrations. Traditional land use by aboriginal and other local users includes gathering of berries, deadwood, flowers and other natural products for domestic purposes, as well as trapping and hunting caribou for domestic consumption.

See other parks in Manitoba.
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Color photos of bears from Wapusk National Park, Canada, and elsewhere illustrate how they build dens, hunt, look for food, court and mate, care for offspring, and migrate.
They will have travelled up from their summer haunts in nearby Wapusk National Park and, each year for a rough period of six weeks from early October to late November, they congregate at the mouth of the Hudson Bay - a few miles from town.
LOCATION: Wapusk National Park, 47 SE Churchill, MB
Frontiers North recently earned the opportunity to continue for another five years to exclusively host guests at Cape Churchill in Wapusk National Park.
He decided to venture to Canada's Wapusk National Park because other shots he'd seen failed to do its wildlife justice.
Dr Lasa waited next to the bay at Wapusk National Park, before the sun was up, hoping for a bear in the right position at the right time.
This warm-hearted little cub couldn't resist giving mum a big kiss at Wapusk National Park on the shores of Hudson Bay, Canada.
Ogle the 'King of the Tundra' up close at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge located within Cape Tatnum Wildlife Management Area on the southern tip of Manitoba's Wapusk National Park.
Judy Waytiuk's descriptions of the polar bears in Wapusk National Park, in Churchill, Canada, however, are more disturbing.
In the first episode he witnesses the splendour of the Aurora Borealis at Wapusk National Park, and follows a polar bear mother and her two cubs as they travel across the tundra.