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Facts and Figures


Location: Hudson-James Lowlands, along the western shores of Hudson Bay, in northeast Manitoba MAP
Established: April 24, 1996
Size: 11,475 km2 (4,430.5 mi2)

Features and Highlights

Wapusk National Park of Canada

Polar bear and  cub 
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.

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