Winter Driving Information for Wood Buffalo National Park

Issued: June 24, 2020

Fort Smith NWT, June 23 2020 – Wood Buffalo National Park is the largest National Park in Canada and with more than 44,000 square kilometres, the park’s road network provides Indigenous land-users, park visitors and staff with access to a number of important locations.

Road conditions may change depending on seasons and weather conditions, and park users must be prepared accordingly. For roads where AWD or 4x4 access is recommended, visitors should consider bringing extra supplies and a communication device.

As of June 18, 2020 Wood Buffalo National Park road network status is as follows:

Highway 5 to Fort Smith Paved OPEN
Pine Lake Road to Peace Pointe All weather gravel OPEN
Peace Point to Moose Island All weather gravel/dirt OPEN
Salt Plains Access Road All weather gravel OPEN
Parsons Lake Road Dirt-AWD or 4x4 recommended CLOSED
Hay Camp Road Dirt-AWD or 4x4 recommended CLOSED

Please report problems or issues on park roadways by calling the Duty Officer at (867) 872-0404.

For further information:

Wood Buffalo National Park Visitor Centre:
(867) 872-7960