June 14/2021, Fort Smith NT- A closure order is now in effect for the entirety of the Karstland Trail at the Salt River Day Use Area in Wood Buffalo National Park due to the expansion of a sinkhole adjacent to the trail. The order will remain in place until further notice.
As part of Canada's system of national parks and national historic sites, Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada is our country's largest national park and one of the largest in the world. It was established in 1922 to protect the last remaining herds of bison in northern Canada. Today, it protects an outstanding and representative example of Canada's Northern Boreal Plains.
Hours of operation
Wood Buffalo National Park Visitor Centre Hours as of September 6, 2021
9 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm
Monday to Friday
Free admission for youth.
Fort Smith main office: visitor centre
24 h hotline: 867-872-7962
Fort Chipewyan satellite office:
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