Wa­pusk Na­tional Park

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A low­land ex­panse of spongy muskeg and bogs, Wa­pusk (“white bear” in Cree) hugs the Hud­son Bay coast­line, of­fer­ing prime den­ning habi­tat for po­lar bears and likely the best place on Earth to see one in the flesh. It’s a pit stop for rare mi­gra­tory birds and home for Arc­tic foxes, tim­ber wolves and the Cape Churchill cari­bou herd. Just to the south, his­toric York Factory still stands on the per­mafrost, one of Canada’s first and most im­por­tant fur-trad­ing posts.

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