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Wapusk National Park of Canada

Visitor Safety in Wapusk National Park

Communication Systems | Rescue Capability | Natural Hazards | Minimizing Risk

Minimizing Risk

All park visitors must be aware of the inherent risks of traveling to and within Wapusk National Park.

The geographic isolation of the park can compound the severity of any incident. Make sure that you ask appropriate questions and find out about current conditions. Be prepared for emergencies and sudden changes in the weather.

Park staff can help you decide what clothing and equipment is appropriate.

Be sure to bring a portable stove and enough fuel, as campfires are prohibited in the park.

Visitors must plan their trips well, be knowledgeable, experienced and self-sufficient to ensure a safe trip.

Minimum recommended emergency survival gear includes:

  • a comprehensive first aid kit
  • waterproof matches
  • extra food and fuel
  • extra warm clothing
  • a survival blanket
  • sunscreen
  • mosquito repellent
  • an aircraft signalling device such as flares
  • a satellite phone
  • maps
  • a good quality GPS