Feel the salt of the earth
Sure, Wood Buffalo National Park, near Fort Smith, has plenty of buffalo. But there’s a lot more to it. One of the most intriguing attractions, just off Highway 5, is the famous Salt Plains, where visitors can trek across a vast sparkling-white field, formed by saline water burbling from deep in the Earth. The crystalline landscape supports unique species of salt-tolerant plants, and attracts animals that use the area as a salt-lick.