VISIT Wood Buffalo National Park:
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|
|Learn More||Official Website|
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.
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 Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
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.
|Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve||362 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:
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.
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.
|Edmonton International Airport||YEG||Edmonton, AB||676 km|
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.
|Fort Smith Airport||YSM||Fort Smith, NT||91 km|
|Fort Chipewyan Airport||YPY||Fort Chipewyan, AB||127 km|
|Hay River / Merlyn Carter Airport||YHY||Hay River, NT||224 km|
|High Level Airport||YOJ||High Level, AB||254 km|
|Uranium City Airport||YBE||Uranium City, SK||255 km|
|Fort McMurray Airport||YMM||Fort McMurray, AB||320 km|
|Fond-Du-Lac Airport||ZFD||Fond-Du-Lac, SK||328 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.