Wood Buffalo National Park
Travellers should pay attention to the weather forecast and current conditions and be prepared for unexpected challenges. Ensure you bring proper safety equipment and seasonal gear with you, and let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return. AdventureSmart makes filling out a trip plan easy here.
Stay safe on the roads. Here’s what to know before you go: Visitor Safety
March 10, 2023 — The winter road through Wood Buffalo National Park from Fort Smith to Fort Chipewyan is now open with a 15,000 kg weight limit. It is strongly advised that only 4x4 or AWD vehicles use the winter road at this time, as crossings remain very steep.
Wood Buffalo National Park Winter Road Information Hotline: 1-867-872-7962
|Winter Road (Moose Island to Fort Chipewyan)||Snow/ice crossings||OPEN|
|Highway 5 to Fort Smith||Paved||OPEN|
|Pine Lake Road||All weather gravel||OPEN|
|Moose Island Road||All weather gravel||OPEN|
|Hay Camp Road||Dirt-AWD or 4x4 recommended. No trailers.||CLOSED|
|Salt Plains Access Road||All weather gravel. Trailers not recommended.||CLOSED|
|Parson's Lake Road||Dirt- AWD or 4x4 recommended. No trailers.||CLOSED|
Map of Current Road Conditions
Other Seasonal Roads
The winter road from Fort Chipewyan to Fort McMurray, Alberta is maintained by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Get updates here.
Get further information about road conditions within the park by calling the Wood Buffalo National Park Visitor Centre at 1-867-872-7960 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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