Visitor Facilities

1. Angus Sinkhole Day-use Area

latitude 60.43871, longitude -114.30984

Located near the entrance to the park off Highway No. 5. Featuring: Large sinkhole with interpretive exhibit, fire tower, picnic area with playground. Wheelchair-accessible.

Map of Wood Buffalo National Park
Map of Wood Buffalo National Park
© Parks Canada / Christina Kaeser

2. Nyarling River Pull-Off

latitude 60.34298, longitude -114.17097

Located along Highway No. 5. Featuring: Interpretive exhibit.

 

3. Wetlands Pull-Off

latitude 60.02399, longitude -112.94718

Located on Highway No. 5. Featuring: Interpretive exhibit with short trail and lookout.

 

4. Salt Plains Viewpoint and Day-use Area

latitude 59.96679, longitude -112.40486

Access from Highway No. 5. Featuring: Interpretive exhibit, picnic area, hiking trail. Wheelchair-accessible.
For more information: Salt Plains Guided Tour

 

5. Fort Smith Visitor Reception Centre

latitude 60.00576, longitude -111.87787

Located at the federal building, 149 McDougal Road. Open daily from May long weekend to September long weekend and closed on weekends during the winter months. Featuring: 20- minute DVD presentation, exhibits, park information, backcountry registration, videos, souvenir sales (park video and park poster), and more. Wheelchair-accessible.

 

6. Salt River Day-use Area

latitude 59.81781, longitude -111.96904

Located on Pine Lake Road. Featuring: Karstland Interpretive Trail with exhibits, picnic area and shelter, hiking trails. Wheelchair-accessible.

 

7. Rainbow Lakes Backcountry Campsite

latitude 59.79678, longitude -112.15979

Accessed by a 6 km hike from Pine Lake Road, this site includes a tent pad, picnic table, outhouse and bear cache. It is situated beside a beautiful sinkhole lake.

 

8. Pine Lake Campground and Day-use Area, Kettle Point Group Camp

latitude 59.53647, longitude -112.22794

Located 60 km south of Fort Smith on Pine Lake Road.

 

9. Peace Point

latitude 59.12430, longitude -112.44580

Located 120 km from Fort Smith on Pine Lake Road. Mikisew Cree First Nation Reserve. Featuring: Viewpoint of Peace River, canoe access to Peace River.

 

10. Sweetgrass Station

latitude 58.84327, longitude -111.99791

This prime backcountry destination is located 14 km south of the Peace River, in the heart of the Peace-Athabasca Delta. Bison and wolves roam the vast deltaic meadows, while the surrounding wetlands form a rich oasis for waterfowl, raptors, and other birds. Due to its remote location, only experienced wilderness travellers should attempt this trip. Contact the Visitor Reception Centre for details.

 

11. Fort Chipewyan Visitor Reception Centre

latitude 58.71354, longitude -111.15173

Located on MacKenzie Avenue. Open Monday to Friday year-round. Open intermittent weekends June 20 - Sept. 6 (phone ahead). Featuring: exhibits, 20-minute video show, park information, backcountry registration, souvenir sales (park video and park poster). Wheelchair-accessible.