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Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada

Visitor Facilities

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
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.

Sweetgrass Station

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.