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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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 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.
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: < 50