Wood Buffalo National Park

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Wood Buffalo National Park located in northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories is the largest national park in Canada at 44,807 km². The park was setup in 1922 to protect the largest herd of free roaming wood bison, currently estimated at more than 2,000.

The park ranges in elevation from 183 metres (600') at the Little Buffalo River to 945 metres (3,100') in the Caribou Mountains. The park headquarters is located in Fort Smith. It contains a large fresh water delta formed by the Peace, Athabasca and Slave Rivers.

The park contains the only natural nesting habitat for the critically endangered whooping crane. This area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

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