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Wapusk National Park of Canada

Visitor Safety in Wapusk National Park

Communication Systems | Rescue Capability | Natural Hazards | Minimizing Risk

Rescue Capability

Parks Canada staff in neck brace as part of training Parks Canada staff taking wilderness first aid training
© Parks Canada

Wapusk National Park is a remote wilderness park. Search and rescue operations are constrained by limited park facilities, geographical location, weather conditions and small numbers of park staff. Park rescue services are basic and there can be lengthy delays due to weather conditions and the availability of both aircraft and rescue personnel.

Visitors travelling in the park must be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and able to handle medical or wildlife-related emergencies on their own. All parties must carry appropriate gear. You must be prepared for self-rescue. Take every precaution and keep yourself, and those who may be called upon to rescue you, out of danger. Are you ready?