As part of Canada's system of national parks and national historic sites, Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada is our country's largest national park and one of the largest in the world. It was established in 1922 to protect the last remaining herds of bison in northern Canada. Today, it protects an outstanding and representative example of Canada's Northern Boreal Plains.

Featured things to do

Explore the Peace Athabasca Delta

The Peace, Athabasca and Birch Rivers merge with Lake Athabasca in the Peace-Athabasca Delta, a habitat that lures millions of birds, hundreds of bison, dozens of avian and mammalian species and you on a single day or weekly paddle.

Spend the night, or a week or two in the park

Wood Buffalo National Park is five times the size of Yellowstone, that’s a lot of room for camping. Find adventure in the backcountry or stay in a cabin within walking distance of your car.

Réserve de ciel étoilé
Discover the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve

The sky gets plenty dark in the North through fall, winter and spring until, that is, the Milky Way spills across the sky like a starry river. If you’re lucky, the Northern Lights will light up the night sky.

fire duty officer To report a fire within the park boundary, please call the Fire Duty Officer`s cell at (867) 621-0136.
A family of cyclists and a heritage lighthouse

Your free pass to discovery

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast.

Get your free 2017 Discovery Pass

Canada 150

Hours of operation

Open all year-round
Visitor services are available, from 9 am to 6 pm


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.

Contact us

Fort Smith main office: visitor centre
Phone: 867-872-7960
24 h hotline: 867-872-7962

Fort Chipewyan satellite office:
Phone: 780-697-3662
Fax: 780-697-3560