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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Wapusk National Park
Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp
Coastal, Continuous Permafrost, Lichen, Riparian, Tundra
Main Research Disciplines
Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology
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.
Solar Power, Generator
Bunkbed (4 people), Tent
National Park Research Permit Required www.pc.gc.ca/apps/rps/page1_e.asp
Special Rules and Regulations
Local External Resources
Nearest Medical Service
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.
Annual User Days: 100 (expected to increase to > 400 by 2020)