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.
Resurfacing and culvert replacement work on Highway 5 in Wood Buffalo National Park may cause short delays, but promises smoother rides.
Hours of operation
Open all year-round
May 17 – September 1:
9 am – 6 pm daily
Free admission for youth.
Fort Smith main office: visitor centre
24 h hotline: 867-872-7962
Fort Chipewyan satellite office:
Nahanni National Park Reserve
Remote granite pinnacles lure top alpinists, wilderness river tripping opportunities attract paddlers, interpreters share cultural and natural history with river trippers, campers and day flight visitors.
Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve
In the headwaters of Tehjeh Deé (South Nahanni River) Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve is a place where culture and nature are intertwined. Nááts’įhch’oh offers whitewater paddling and off-the-grid hiking in the Northwest Territories for experienced adventurers.