Reach Us: When & How
How to Reach Us
Wood Buffalo National Park is open year-round. There are no gates to enter the park. Check in at the visitor centre in Fort Smith for up-to-date information on trip planning and safety, as well as to obtain camping, backcountry and other necessary permits. The peak visitor season in the park is from the June 1st to the end of August. Campground facilities and rental cabins are open May long weekend and close at the end of September.
Park Headquarters, Fort Smith Visitor Centre (Main Office)
149 McDougal Rd
Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0
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
Parks Canada, General Inquiries (TTY): 1-866-787-6221
Canadian and U.S. carriers provide message relay service for their hearing-impaired customers. Dial 711 to connect to your local operator. Contact your service provider for more details.
24 hr Emergency Line: 867-872-0404
24 hr Winter Road Hotline: 867-872-7962
Fort Chipewyan Visitor Centre (Satellite Office)
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed from 12 to 1 p.m.
These hours are subject to change due to COVID-19.
June – September: Please call ahead, office is open intermittent weekends.
124 B Mackenzie Avenue
Fort Chipewyan, AB