Wapusk National Park is of recent creation, being gazetted in 1996. It covers an area of 11,500 sqkm in North Eastern Manitoba, on the shores of the Hudson Bay. In the local Cree language, wapusk means “white bear“ – an apt name as this park is the largest known polar bear denning area in the world, where polar bear mothers give birth to their cubs.
No road leads to the park and access is limited to expedition vehicles. Visitors are only allowed in the park if they are escorted by certified operators or guides.
In winter the landscape of Wapusk National Park is totally white and snowy, allowing free movement on the frozen lakes.