Wapusk National Park is Canada 's 37th national park , established in 1996. The park is located in the Hudson Plains ecozone , 45 km south of Churchill in north-east Manitoba , Canada , on the shores of Hudson Bay . Access to the park is limited due to its remote location and an effort to preserve the park. The name comes from the Cree word for polar bear (wâpask ). The Park is also home to Cape Churchill, which is renowned as the best location in the world to view and photograph wild polar bears . The only way people can access Cape Churchill is by helicopter or Tundra Buggy . _x000D_
The park was the subject of a short film in 2011's National Parks Project , directed by Hubert Davis and scored by Kathleen Edwards , Matt Mays and Sam Roberts .
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