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Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada

 Kartsland loop
Karstland Loop
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Learning Experiences

When you arrive in Fort Chipewyan or Fort Smith your first stop should be the Visitor Reception Centre . Knowledgeable park staff, an audiovisual presentation and exhibits can help orient you to the park and make your stay more enjoyable.

There are several interpretive exhibits within the park. Most are wheelchair accessible.

Licensed guides and outfitters may be available for hire.

Educational programs can be organized upon request for groups of six or more. Three weeks' notice is required. Contact the Visitor Reception Centre in Fort Chipewyan or Fort Smith to book a program.


Parks Canada’s Métis Reconciliation Projects: Sharing the Métis Story

video gallery  Sharing the Métis Story
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Métis people have a deep connection to Parks Canada heritage places. This understanding shapes our national parks and historic sites. A variety of impactful engagement and reconciliation projects are ongoing at Parks Canada places, giving a voice to today’s Métis communities to share their own history and culture.




The Métis of Wood Buffalo National Park

video gallery  Métis of WBNP
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Explore Canada’s largest national park and one of the largest parks in the world! Wood Buffalo National Park’s on-going efforts at cooperative management have roots in the rich history of the surrounding Indigenous communities. Traditional use of certain park resources by local Indigenous groups, including Métis communities is an important part of the park's cultural history.