Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada
1. Angus Fire Tower and Day-use Area
Located near the entrance to the park off Highway No. 5. Featuring: Large sinkhole with interpretive exhibit, fire tower, picnic area with playground. Wheelchair-accessible.
Map of Wood Buffalo National Park© Parks Canada / WBNP / Christina Kaeser
2. Nyarling River Pull-Off
Located along Highway No. 5. Featuring: Interpretive exhibit.
3. Wetlands Pull-Off
Located on Highway No. 5. Featuring: Interpretive exhibit with short trail and lookout.
4. Salt Plains Viewpoint and Day-use Area
Access from Highway No. 5. Featuring: Interpretive exhibit, picnic area, hiking trail. Wheelchair-accessible.
5. Fort Smith Visitor Reception Centre
Located at the federal building, 149 McDougal Road. Open daily from May long weekend to September long weekend and closed on weekends during the winter months. Featuring: 20- minute DVD presentation, exhibits, park information, backcountry registration, videos, souvenir sales (park video and park poster), and more. Wheelchair-accessible.
6. Salt River Day-use Area
Located on Pine Lake Road. Featuring: Karstland Interpretive Trail with exhibits, picnic area and shelter, hiking trails. Wheelchair-accessible.
7. Rainbow Lakes Backcountry Campsite
Accessed by a 6 km hike from Pine Lake Road, this site includes a tent pad, picnic table, outhouse and bear cache. It is situated beside a beautiful sinkhole lake.
Pine Lake Campground and Day-use Area, Kettle Point Group Camp
8. Pine Lake Campground and Day-use Area, Kettle Point Group Camp
Located 60 km south of Fort Smith on Pine Lake Road.
9. Peace Point
Located 120 km from Fort Smith on Pine Lake Road. Mikisew Cree First Nation Reserve. Featuring: Viewpoint of Peace River, canoe access to Peace River.
10. Sweetgrass Station
This prime backcountry destination is located 12 km south of the Peace River, in the heart of the Peace-Athabasca Delta. Bison and wolves roam the vast deltaic meadows, while the surrounding wetlands form a rich oasis for waterfowl, raptors, and other birds. Due to its remote location, only experienced wilderness travellers should attempt this trip. Contact the Visitor Reception Centre for details.
11. Fort Chipewyan Visitor Reception Centre
Located on MacKenzie Avenue. Open Monday to Friday year-round. Open intermittent weekends June 20 - Sept. 6 (phone ahead). Featuring: exhibits, 20-minute video show, park information, backcountry registration, souvenir sales (park video and park poster). Wheelchair-accessible.