Bulletins

Wood Buffalo National Park

WINTER ROAD FROM FORT SMITH TO FORT CHIPEWYAN CLOSED DUE TO OVERFLOW

Issued: March 08, 2023

FORT SMITH, NT / FORT CHIPEWYAN, AB, March 8th, 2023 — Travel on the winter road through Wood Buffalo National Park is closed effective immediately and until further notice due to excessive overflow on the Quatre Fourches River.

Crews are currently assessing all crossings on the winter road and identifying any repairs that may need to be made to crossings. The road is set to remain closed overnight to allow crews to begin repairs as necessary.

A re-opening date is not yet available — updates will be provided 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. Information is also posted on the Wood Buffalo National Park social media page: https://www.facebook.com/WoodBuffaloNP

Ice roads from Fort Chipewyan to Fort McMurray are not maintained by Parks Canada, and are maintained by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. For ice road updates, visit: https://www.rmwb.ca/en/roads-and-construction/winter-roads.aspx

Information:

Sierra Stinson
Partnering, Engagement & Communications Officer Wood Buffalo National Park
Parks Canada
sierra.stinson@pc.gc.ca
(867) 872-0170

Rhona Kindopp
A/Superintendent
Wood Buffalo National Park
Parks Canada
rhona.kindopp@pc.gc.ca
(867) 872-0980

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