Wood Buffalo National Park

Repairs to winter road through Wood Buffalo National Park beginning Monday, January 30th

Issued: January 30, 2023

FORT SMITH, NT / FORT CHIPEWYAN, AB, January 30, 2023 — Repairs to the damaged section of the Wood Buffalo National Park winter road have begun.

On Friday, January 27th, crews were working to repair a ramp at the Quatre Fourches River crossing, which was very steep due to low water levels on the river. One of the machines partially broke through the ice and caused significant damage to the crossing, making the road impassable. The road was immediately closed to travelers.

Crews have already begun repairs. We’re not able to estimate how long the repairs will take at this time, but will release updates as the roadwork progresses. Travellers are advised to continue making alternative travel arrangements. Thank you for your continued patience.

For up-to-date information throughout the season, please call the toll-free Information Hotline at 1-867-872-7962, or visit the road conditions webpage here: https://parks.canada.ca/pn-np/nt/woodbuffalo/visit/roads.

Ice roads from Fort Chipewyan to Fort McMurray are maintained by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and updates for that section can be found here: https://www.rmwb.ca/en/roads-and-construction/winter-roads.aspx


Sierra Stinson
Partnering, Engagement & Communications Officer Wood Buffalo National Park
Parks Canada
(867) 872-0170

Rhona Kindopp
Wood Buffalo National Park
Parks Canada
(867) 872-0980

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