From unique rock formations to giant landmarks, the Prairies are full of surprises – but few are as colossal as what you’ll find hidden in Canada’s biggest national park.

Discovered by Canadian researcher, Jean Thie, the world’s largest beaver dam was first recorded in 2007 and can actually be seen all the way from space.

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Photo via Parks Canada

Now, it holds an official Guinness World Record, taking up a whopping 70,000 square meters of space in Wood Buffalo National Park.

According to Parks Canada, this is equivalent to seven football fields and holds approximately 92,000 dump truck loads of water, but we wouldn’t suggest checking it out any time soon … unless you’re up for a muggy adventure.

Described as an “incredibly inhospitable territory,” the area actually remained unchartered until September 2014 when American adventurer, Rob Mark, first made the trip to its location.

To put it plainly, it’s better seen from above – however, those interested can see it from the ground following a 200 km hike through wetlands, muskeg and dense boreal forest – however, there are tours offered aboard a private plane.

Photo via Parks Canada

As for its residents of the world’s largest beaver dam? They’re thriving!

While it was first seen via satellite less than 20 years ago – Parks Canada predicts it’s actually been worked on by generations of beavers since 1971 making it one of the most wholesome operations in Canada, so check it out…. from afar of course.

After all, There’s really nothing like it!