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Wood Buffalo National Park

149 McDougal Rd, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories X0E 0P0, Canada
+1 867-872-7960
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Great Roadtrip Destination with Kids

I drove from Seattle through Alberta to Wood Buffalo park. The forest was great, and the Dark Sky... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
jonathanthoms
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Shoreline, Washington
Huge Park that is difficult to see.

My wife and I rode down on Frontier Bus van from Yellowknife. Just before stopping in New... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Gene J
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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23 Apr 2018
“Great Roadtrip Destination with Kids”
25 Sep 2016
“Huge Park that is difficult to see.”
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149 McDougal Rd, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories X0E 0P0, Canada
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+1 867-872-7960
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

I drove from Seattle through Alberta to Wood Buffalo park. The forest was great, and the Dark Sky Festival in early August was the perfect way to see this park with kids. I travelled with a 6 and an 8 year old, and they did...More

1  Thank jonathanthoms
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I rode down on Frontier Bus van from Yellowknife. Just before stopping in New Providence we spotted 2 adult male Wood Bison. After a night at Hay River, where we saw a splendid Northern Light display, we drove on to Fort Smith....More

2  Thank Gene J
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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Due to several unpredictable wild fires,access to the park was limited and animals were scarce. We hiked down the short path to the Salt Plain,which was amazing. We collected organic salt and inspected sign left behind by animals.

4  Thank 607FamilyofFour
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

We went to the Northwest Territory for the summer and Wood Buffalo National Park is a "must see" place if you get to Fort Smith, NT. Everything is far away as far as the sights to see, but they are worth the drive to the...More

5  Thank Yooper5
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

WBNP is a long ways from the larger towns in Alberta, but worth it to visit. Come prepared as you will be "out in the boonies" with extra food and beverages. We arrived before the bugs, in late May so had a great experience.

3  Thank Don H
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Went here in August of 2013. If you don't live up in the NWT it takes "a while" to get here but I enjoyed the solitude of the area once I got here. One of the last remaining free roaming herds of Wood Bison along...More

10  Thank Skeets37
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Where else can you drive down the road and have to stop for wild wood buffalo, watch a pack of wolves cross the road or swim in pristine turquoise water? I love where I live,

10  Thank brendab1958
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Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

The Park office is in Fort Smith where the staff can tell you of camping and hiking trails and other sites to visit. They also have some great movies of the park. While traveling in the park you may see wood bison, bear, wolves, sandhill...More

10  Thank CherieNWT
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Reviewed 16 February 2011

So natural, so wild, so few people... so big.. so beautiful.. saw bears, bob cats, wood buffalo, a wolf pack, beavers, storks and more... you could drive all day and see no people...

15  Thank mediamentor
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Wondering if you received an answer to your questions as we are heading out in 3 weeks and have the same queries. Thanks
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