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

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