Wood Buffalo National Park offers a variety of visitor experiences — from short strolls on secluded forested trails to rugged canoe trips on wide meandering rivers of the boreal plains. Whatever your choice of activity, a visit to the Visitor Reception Centre is recommended to help you plan your stay.


  • ​Meander through the Salt Plains

    Relax and watch the sun rise. Look for a wood bison or a whooping crane as you glimpse the contrast of red samphire against the whiteness of the salt from ancient seas.

  • ​Explore the Peace-Athabasca Delta

    The Peace, Athabasca and Birch Rivers merge with Lake Athabasca in the Peace-Athabasca Delta, a habitat that lures millions of birds, hundreds of bison, dozens of avian and mammalian species

  • ​Spend the night, or a week or two in the park.

    A day visit provides a window into the wildlife and landscape of Wood Buffalo National Park. Spending a night here offers an entirely different opportunity. Find adventure in the backcountry or stay in a cabin within walking distance of your car.

All activities

Wildlife viewing Animal watching
Sea birds Bird watching
Canoeing Canoeing
Lookout Lookout
Sea Kayaking Paddling
Playground Playground
Accommodation Stay overnight
Back-country camping Backcountry camping
Sailboating Boating
Bicycles Cycling
Motorboating Motorboating
Photo Opportunity Photography
Snowshoeing Snowshoeing
Swimming Swimming
Beaches Beach
Camping Camping
Hiking Hiking
Mountain biking Mountain biking
Picnic area Picnicking
Interpretation Tours and programs