360° VR Panoramas of theMackenzie Highway and Great Slave Lake
Pine Lake Road
Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

This is where I first encountered Parks Canada's "Red Chairs Experience Program".

"The Red Chairs Experience Program is intended to provide opportunities to connect with nature, and to experience the most unique and treasured places within Canada. Visitors are encouraged to seek out the "Red Chairs" to enjoy these special places and to share their experience through social media and other communication channels. At Parks Canada we believe that when visitors can connect to a place personally and emotionally, they will want to come back again and again, and share these unique moments with friends and relatives."


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Pine Lake Road in Wood Buffalo

Pine Lake Road in Wood Buffalo

The only road penetrating deeply into Wood Buffalo National Park runs south to the developed area at Pine Lake, then continues to the Cree community at Peace Point on the Peace River.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 2, 2016

Pine Lake Recreation Area

Pine Lake Recreation Area

A developed recreation are deep within Wood Buffalo National Park. The playground equipment here seemed out of place in this natural setting.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 2, 2016

Algae mats in Pine Lake

Algae mats in Pine Lake

In sunny weather the mats of green algae on the bottom give Pine Lake a brilliant green color.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 2, 2016

Pine Lake at Wood Buffalo

Pine Lake at Wood Buffalo

Pine Lake consist of five contiguous sinkholes flooded to the brim.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 2, 2016

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