Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada
Experiences to discover
Delectable Tastes of Salt
Delectable Tastes of Salt © Parks Canada
Relax and watch the sun rise over the plains in Wood Buffalo National Park. Look for a wood bison or a whooping crane as you glimpse the contrast of the colour of the red samphire against the whiteness of the salt in the Salt Plains. Feel the sensation of powdery crystals under bare feet and sample the brine from an underground river.
Living Large in the North
Living Large in the North © Parks Canada / C. McDonald
Feel a cool mist rising from the water. Stand on the shore and watch wood bison, ducks, swans and geese feed. Nearby, the endangered whooping crane nest. In this impressive expanse of the Peace-Athabasca Delta, the largest freshwater inland delta in northeastern Alberta. You’ll experience the renewing force of this remote northern wilderness with its intricate landscapes and fascinating culture.
Witness the Aurora
Witness the Aurora © Parks Canada / L.Naraway
Look up and see a dazzling panorama. Swirling bands of pale green, red and purple dancing across the darkening late summer sky will hold you spellbound. Watch from the bow of an expedition cruise ship or through the door of your tent. Whichever you prefer, find yourself a front row seat to nature’s dramatic sky spectacle.
Meet the People Who Call the Arctic Home
Meet the People Who Call the Arctic Home © Parks Canada / R. Buchanan
Your adventure begins when you leave behind your daily life to discover the way people live in the north. Be sure to allow time in your itinerary to rub shoulders with local people and staff. You can expect a warm welcome! At Parks Canada’s visitor centres in the communities adjacent to the parks, you’ll learn about these fascinating northern cultures.
Other activities in Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada
Western Canada Visitors Guide
Northern Canada Visitors Guide
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