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Wapusk National Park of Canada

On April 24, 1996, Wapusk National Park, an area covering 11,475 km2 (4,430.5 mi2 ), became part of Canada’s National Parks system.

Wapusk, “White Bear” in Cree, protects one of the world’s largest polar bear den areas.

On the transition between boreal forest and Arctic tundra, the Wapusk National Park includes coastal and marine tidal flats on Hudson Bay that support hundreds of thousands of nesting and migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. It is dotted with wetlands and sedges and an ice-across biome of permafrost or frozen tundra. Much of this land continues rebounding from the weight of the last continental glaciation.

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