Welcome to Wood Buffalo National Park
The park was established in 1922 to protect a large, dark and distinctly Northern subspecies of bison. Thousands inhabit the region and you'll likely see them grazing along roadsides. Their interaction with wolves here was memorably filmed in the BBC's Frozen Planet and David Suzuki's The Nature of Things.
Also protected is the last wild migratory flock of whooping cranes on earth. These birds nearly disappeared, but are now rebounding. They, along with millions of ducks and geese, avail themselves of the wetlands including the Peace-Athabasca Delta, among the world's largest freshwater deltas. Moose, caribou, bears and lynx are also residents, along with, in summer, countless mosquitoes and horseflies.