Wood Buffalo National Park
Bigger than Switzerland, this is Canada’s largest park – and maybe its most intriguing. Founded to protect the Western Hemisphere’s most hefty land animal, the rare wood bison, the park bestrides the NWT/Alberta border, taking in sweeping piney plains, salt flats, and the massive Peace-Athabasca freshwater delta. On hikes, drives, paddling trips or flightseeing tours you’ll spot wolves, black bears, the world’s last surviving whooping cranes, and of course bison. Best of all, the park is road-accessible year round from friendly Fort Smith.
Here's why Wood Buffalo is the park that lives large.