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Wood Buffalo Country Region Northwest Territories

Wood Buffalo Country Region in Northwest Territories, Canada

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Wood Buffalo | Travel & Tourism Information Guide

Great plains and a wild river

Wood Buffalo National Park is a northern world all its own, a driveable wilderness at one end of the Mackenzie Highway. Wood Buffalo is one of the largest parks on earth - at 44,807 square kilometers - an enormous Boreal wilderness that straddles the Northwest Territories boundary in northern Canada. It was set aside to protect plains bison. It's also the nesting ground of the endangered whooping crane, and a World Heritage Site. Features include unusual karst formations, salt plains and vast grasslands.

The Slave River, once the river highway to the North, forms the eastern boundary of the Park. The Slave River cascades down a series of sharp drops that form some of best kayaking rapids in the world, right by the town of Fort Smith. Travel with an airline or an outfitter into the magical world of Wood Buffalo Park, or test your skills against the best kayakers in the world, on the Slave River.

source: Northwest Territories Tourism

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