Wood Buffalo National Park

Wood Buffalo National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for Wood Buffalo National Park: Situated on the Northern Boreal Plains in the north-central region of Canada, Wood Buffalo comprises a vast wilderness area (44,807 km2 ) which is home to North America’s largest population of wild bison. It is also the natural nesting place of the whooping crane. Another …

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Elk Island National Park, Alberta

Elk Island National Park, Alberta

Elk Island is a very different type of national park. Located only 30 minutes outside of Edmonton, Elk Island is the only national park in Canada which is entirely fenced in. If this were Africa, Elk Island would probably be called a game park or a game preserve. Game is in fact the primary purpose …

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Jasper National Park, Alberta

Jasper National Park, Alberta

Jasper National Park lies just north of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies and is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. In some respects, Banff and Jasper can be considered continuations of each other. As the parks are adjoining and cover a similar geography, there are often debates as …

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Waterton Lakes National Park is located on the southern border of Alberta and is adjacent to Glacier National Park in Montana. Together, Glacier and Waterton form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park UNESCO World Heritage Site. Waterton is much smaller than its neighbor to the south but may be more beautiful. Situated around Lake Waterton, the …

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