Mountain National Park - Situated amidst a sea of agricultural
land, Riding Mountain rises
dramatically from the prairie landscape. Forming part of the Manitoba
Escarpment, this "island" reserve protects a wide variety of wildlife
and vegetation areas. The park has numerous hiking trails, and Agassiz
Tower overlooks a panoramic view of prairies stretching out to the
north. Wasagaming, the park's townsite, offers a full range of visitor
services including accommodation, restaurants and shopping.
National Park - Wapusk means "White Bear" in Cree. The park earns
its name because it
protects one of the world's largest known polar bear maternity denning
areas. It represents the Hudson James Lowlands natural region bordering
on Hudson Bay. The park lies on the transition between boreal forest
and Arctic tundra. The geology, biodiversity, and cultural history of
the area all contribute to the unique wilderness character of Wapusk
National Park of Canada.
Parks Guide - Manitoba's
parks offer a wide range of services and facilities for your year-round
enjoyment. No matter what recreational activities you pursue, you are
sure to enjoy spectacular natural environments, unique cultural sites,
sandy beaches and clear waters. When you are ready to experience
everything under the sun, come to Manitoba parks.
Polar Bear and cub in Wapusk National Park
© Parks Canada
Canada's Wapusk National Park - Polar Bears
& So Much More - Canada's Wapusk National Park on the
shores of Hudson's Bay in the
north-eastern corner of Manitoba is remote and access is available only
through a handful of approved commercial tour operators. The effort
involved in getting there pales in comparison to the thrill of watching
polar bear mothers wrestle with their cubs in the snow just metres from
your big-wheeled Tundra Buggy.