Wood Buffalo National Park

Wood Buffalo National Park

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VISIT Wood Buffalo National Park:

Park Details

Wood Buffalo National Park was established in 1922, and has a total area of 11,112,960 acres (17,364 square miles, or 44,992 square kilometers).

Address 149 McDougal Rd, Fort Smith, NT, X0E 0P0
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When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Wood Buffalo National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Wood Buffalo National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Wood Buffalo National Park are May, June, July & August.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits2001001703001,1001,0001,200400100000
Precipitation171417203247554333281915
Avg Temp121827446273777462452515
Max Temp343441647984898777624034
Avg Temp-5-1927425458544332141
Min Temp-26-24-217264047402917-6-20
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Wood Buffalo National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Wood Buffalo National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Wood Buffalo National Park.

NameDistance
Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve362 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Wood Buffalo National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Wood Buffalo National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Wood Buffalo National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Edmonton International AirportYEGEdmonton, AB676 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Wood Buffalo National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Fort Smith AirportYSMFort Smith, NT91 km
Fort Chipewyan AirportYPYFort Chipewyan, AB127 km
Hay River / Merlyn Carter AirportYHYHay River, NT224 km
High Level AirportYOJHigh Level, AB254 km
Uranium City AirportYBEUranium City, SK255 km
Fort McMurray AirportYMMFort McMurray, AB320 km
Fond-Du-Lac AirportZFDFond-Du-Lac, SK328 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.