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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Fort Smith NT X0E 0P0
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.
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Fort Smith main office: visitor centre
24 h hotline: 867-872-7962
Fort Chipewyan satellite office:
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