Wood Buffalo National Park straddles the Northwest Territories - Alberta border. Park headquarters are in Fort Smith, NT.

Plan a safe and enjoyable visit: Parks Canada’s COVID-19 guidelines

Getting here


Box 750
Fort Smith NT X0E 0P0

All-weather road access is available year-round via the MacKenzie Highway. The MacKenzie Highway links to Highway 5 near Hay River, NT, providing access to the park and Fort Smith. Like many highways in the NT, Highway 5 is mostly hard-packed gravel. There is no all-weather road access to Fort Chipewyan.

Depending on conditions, a winter road may be open for approximately three months during the winter. This road connects Fort Smith with Fort Chipewyan and Fort McMurray in Alberta. Because of the large distances and potentially dangerous conditions, special precautions are needed for safe travel on the winter road.

Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Beaches Beaches
Information Information
Picnic area Picnic area
Canoe rental Rentals
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Lookout Lookout
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Restrooms Restrooms
Gift Shop Gift shop
Parking Parking
Playground Playground
WiFi Wi-Fi