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Visit Wapusk National Park

Wapusk National Park is home to polar bears and other wildlife, including many rare birds, moose, wolves, red and arctic foxes, wolverines, lemmings, and the 3,000-strong Cape Churchill caribou herd, which winters here.

Wapusk National Park is accessible in summer via helicopter for guided tundra hiking and wildlife spotting. Birders and wildlife watchers can also explore the tundra around the town of Churchill, 25 miles northwest of the park. In July, visitors can don dry suits and frolic with hundreds of beluga whales and their calves in the Churchill River estuary. It is recommended that any hiking near Churchill be guided by trained escorts carrying firearms in case of encounters with polar bears. Keeping a vigilant eye out for wandering bears is critical; they sometimes come right into town.

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