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Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary

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Address: Highway 3, Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, Canada
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As we travelled toward Yellowknife we saw the bison along the highway. So beautiful and majestic. We saw them coming both ways. Such a privilege.

Reviewed 7 September 2016
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saskatoon
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

As we travelled toward Yellowknife we saw the bison along the highway. So beautiful and majestic. We saw them coming both ways. Such a privilege.

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fort providence NT
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

cafeful of the buffalo on the road to Yellowknife ,they don't move, wait for them to move to safely pass. Also have seen white wolfs/bears/lynx/foxes/martins lots of birds eagles woodpecker

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Yellowknife, Canada
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

If you want to see bison, the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary (basically NWT Highway 3 between Behchokǫ̀ and Ft Providence) is one of the best places to see them, any time of year. It only takes abut three hours to drive from Yellowknife to Ft Providence and that gives you a good change to see the buffalo....

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Google Maps said the drive may take as long as 5 hours from Yellowknife, but it turned out to be less than 3.5 hours. Even about 1.5 hours out, you start to see a few of the wanderers of a few bison off the road. Well worth the drive and plan to spend the day. Also pack some food and... More 

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