Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Churchill

Visit this Parks Canada cornerstone attraction in Churchill’s historic train station.

The Parks Canada Visitor Centre offers a variety of programs and exhibits which highlight Wapusk National Park, and Prince of Wales Fort and York Factory National Historic Sites.

View the wonders of Wapusk National Park and the national historic sites in Northern Manitoba through interactive exhibits. Experience the ecology and human history of Wapusk through the "Our Land, Our Stories" exhibits. Look into a life-sized polar bear maternity den. Explore the connection between Aboriginal people and the caribou.

Accommodations, shops, restaurants in Churchill

For a list of local accommodations, shops, restaurants and commercial tours that are available in Churchill, contact the following:

Travel Manitoba Everything Churchill 
Website: www.everythingchurchill.com

Town of Churchill
P.O. Box 479
Churchill MB R0B 0E0
Telephone: 204-675-8871
Fax: 204-675-2934
Email: townofchurchill@mts.net
Website: www.churchill.ca

Churchill Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 176
Churchilll MB R0B 0E0
Telephone: 204-675-2022
Toll free: 1-888-389-2327
Website: www.churchillchamberofcommerce.ca

Licensed tour operators

Two companies are licensed by Parks Canada to offer guided trips in Wapusk National Park. A licensed tour operator is required for all activities in the park with the exception of canoeing on the Owl River. Parks Canada strongly recommends using a licenced tour operator.

Please contact the companies directly to obtain a description of trips offered, as well as current information regarding trip dates and prices.

Frontiers North Adventures
P.O. Box 40063
RPO Lagimodiere
Winnipeg MB R2C 4P3
Telephone: 204-949-2050
Toll Free North America: 1-800-663-9832
Fax: 204-667-1051
Website: www.frontiersnorth.com

Wat’chee Expeditions
P.O. Box 187
Churchill MB  R0B 0E0
Telephone: 204-675-2114
E-mail: watchel@mts.net
Website: watchee.com

Aerial tours of Wapusk

Hudson Bay Helicopters (also known as Prairie Helicopters)
E-mail: info@prairiehelicopters.com
Bookings: joan@prairiehelicopters.com
Website: prairiehelicopters.com

Custom Helicopters
Telephone: 204-338-7953 (24 hours)
Toll-free: 1-800-782-0780
Fax: 204-663-5037
Email: info@customheli.com
Website: www.customheli.com

Multi-use fenced compounds

There are two Parks Canada owned multi-use fenced compounds that can be used for safe camping within Wapusk National Park. Located along on the Broad and Owl Rivers, they can be accessed by canoe, airplane or helicopter. These fenced compounds are bear proof, have some limited facilities for fresh and waste water, and have washrooms.

There is a privately-owned research camp located south of Cape Churchill that is enclosed within a compound. It may be possible to use this camp in an emergency (i.e., equipment breakdown, severe weather event).

Contact the park office to arrange for use of these areas.

Park owned infrastructure:

  • Broad River multi-use fenced compound (Latitude 58.125203, Longitude -92.954484)
  • Owl River multi-use fenced compound (Latitude 57.82781476, Longitude -92.80652142)

Emergency shelter:

  • Nester One Research Camp (Latitude 58.662008, Longitude -93.190604)