We rarely head out for an adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. But sometimes the unexpected happens. You can reduce the impact of an unfortunate circumstance by being well informed and well prepared.

For general information on how to stay safe when enjoying the outdoors visit AdventureSmart.ca.

For important information about safety while enjoying York Factory National Historic Site, explore the topics below.

  • Safety in polar bear country

    For your safety, and the safety of the bears, learn about safe travel in polar bear country and take precautions.

Safety is everyone's responsibility. At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone. You can do your part by seeking out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places. Visit our websites and stop at a visitor centre for the most up to date information. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

Parks Canada 24 Hour Emergency Dispatch
1-780-852-3100 (can be dialled from a satellite phone)
Toll Free: 1-877-852-3100


  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP): 204-652-2200
  • Ambulance: 204-652-2911 (24 hour)
  • Hospital: 204-652-2600 (24 hour)
  • Manitoba Conservation - Natural Resources Officer: 204-652-2273