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.

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Hours of operation

Open all year-round
Visitor services are available 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Closed statutory holidays. 

Fees

Free admission for youth in 2018.

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

Email: wbnp.info@pc.gc.ca

fire duty officer

 Get current updates on wildfires with the Wood Buffalo National Parks Fire Status map. 

To report a fire within the park boundary, please call the Fire Duty Officer`s cell at (867) 621-0136.

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Parks Canada invites families to explore Canada’s most amazing destinations. Youth admission will be free starting January 2018. 

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  • Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve

    One of Canada’s newest and most remote national parks, Naats’ihch’oh offers white water paddling and off-the-grid hiking in the Northwest Territories for experienced adventurers.