Wapusk National Park (Owl River Multi-Use Camp)

100′ x 200′ fenced compound that is 8′ high with two entry gates. 20′ x 28′ cabin that sleeps four people. 12′ x 16′ shed for storage and working. Other amenities: electric lights, fridge and deep freeze, propane furnace, range and barbecue for cooking. Water pumped from Owl River and filtered via small scale filters. 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 helicopter, snowmobile or canoe.

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Aerial view of Owl 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
57.833333

Longitude
-92.8

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 Owl River cabin is used by researchers engaged in long-term monitoring of vegetation, insect and wildlife populations, investigations of winter snowpack, and routine monitoring of the ecological integrity of Wapusk National Park.

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: < 50

Last Updated
2015-05-30

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

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