May 20, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Wood Buffalo park is
located partly in northern Alberta and partly in the Northwest Territories on the west side of the Athabaska river. It is a very large park, set aside many years ago. I am advised that it comprises 17,300 square miles. It was set aside for the purpose of providing a sanctuary for the wood buffalo. In more recent years some buffalo from the prairies have been moved to that park. It is really a game sanctuary, located in the northern part of Alberta and, to the extent of roughly one-third, in the Northwest Territories.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND RESOURCES
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