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Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre

Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre

Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre is a gem for history buffs and cultural enthusiasts. It features impressive cultural and natural collections from the region known historically as Thebacha (northern Alberta and the southern Northwest Territories).

The museum’s upper galleries showcase the traditional lifestyle of the First Nations and Métis people of this region, including traditional arts and crafts. The galleries also depict how exploration and development affected the people of the region. Among the highlights of the upper galleries are CANUS the Whooping Crane, a replica birchbark canoe, and an original copy of Treaty 8.

The lower galleries are often used to display the works of local artists, including photography, painting, quilting, and carving. The centre provides visitors with an interactive experience with the traditional lifestyles of local First Nations and Métis

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Products and Services: 
  • Guided Tours available! If you are visiting during our off hours please call to arrange a special tour that meets the needs and timing of your group!
  • Venue rentals - Planning an event? Check out our website to rent our space and arrange catering!
  • Gift Shop - Specializing in locally made arts and crafts
  • Educational Programs 
  • Art Workshops - Check out the events calendar on the museum website
  • Art Exhibits - Both local and out of town artists have been showcased
  • Special Events - Community Speakers Series, Elders and Storytelling evenings, Arts & Crafts sales and more!
(June – August) Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

110 King St
Fort Smith
Northwest Territories
X0E 0P0
(867) 872-5808
(867) 872-2859
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