Wapusk National Park (Broad River Multi-Use Camp)

The Broad River Multi-Use Camp is a 100′ x 200′ fenced compound that is 8′ high with two entry gates. 16′ x 20′ cabin sleeps four people. 8′ x 12′ washroom building. Other amenities: electric lights, fridge and deep freeze, propane furnace, range and barbecue for cooking. Water pumped from Broad River and treated via water treatment unit (operational between June and Sept.). Mattresses, pillows and bedding are supplied. Users supply own sleeping bag, tent, food and personal items. Tents can be set up inside the compound. Site access is by aircraft and snowmobile.

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Aerial view of Broad River Research Cabin. Photo credit: Parks Canada

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Melissa Gibbons Melissa.Gibbons@pc.gc.ca (204) 675-8863

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Owner
Parks Canada

Membership
Regular Member

Website
www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/mb/wapusk/index.aspx

Latitude
58.133333

Longitude
-92.866667

Location
Wapusk National Park

Nearest Community
Churchill

Territory/ Province
Manitoba

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
N/A

Facility Type
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp

Research Hinterland
Coastal, Continuous Permafrost, Lichen, Riparian, Tundra

Main Research Disciplines
Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology

Current Projects
The Broad River and Owl River cabins support the work of researchers in long-term monitoring of vegetation, insect and wildlife populations, and investigations of winter snowpack. The cabins are also used for the routine monitoring of the ecological integrity of Wapusk National Park.

Power
Solar Power, Generator

Communications
N/A

Local Transportation
N/A

Equipment Storage
N/A

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
Bunkbed (4 people), Tent

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
N/A

Laboratory Facilities
N/A

Fuel Availability
N/A

Research Requirements
National Park Research Permit Required www.pc.gc.ca/apps/rps/page1_e.asp

Special Rules and Regulations
N/A

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Churchill, MB

Safety Considerations
It is the responsibility of users to comply with all Parks Canada Agency (PCA) regulations and Federal Firearms regulations. Users must follow Parks Canada’s polar bear safety plan.

Cost
N/A

Other Information
Annual User Days: 100 (expected to increase to > 400 by 2020)

Last Updated
15-05-30

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Close up view of the Broad River Research Cabin. Photo credit: Parks Canada

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Close up view of facilities - Broad River Research Cabin. Photo credit: Parks Canada

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Exterior view of the Broad River Research Cabin. Photo credit: Murray Gillespie