100% northern-owned and operated, we love to explore the most spectacular places in the Northwest Territories. From Fort Smith, we offer remote 8-12 day guided canoe expeditions deep into the Thelon River and surrounding barrenlands.
We also run an exciting line-up of Paddle Canada canoe & kayak courses and youth paddling camps out of Yellowknife.
As the largest canoe & kayak outfitter in the NWT, we have experience partnering with indigenous communities and schools to provide safe and fun training programs and wilderness trips across the Northwest Territories!
Patti-Kay Hamilton is a storyteller, award winning journalist and creative writer. She has won both Canada Writes and the Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story. Hamilton performs at storytelling festivals and has been published in magazines in Canada and France. She is the author of the collection, “Trapline to Deadline.”
You can see the trailer for her book "Trapline to Deadline" on Youtube:
The Rusty Raven is a local business at home in a rustic, quirky historic building in the town centre. We have a gallery, gift shop and custome picture framing shop along with a full service coffee bar.
We feature local and northern art and fine craft, unique souvenirs, and gifts for everyone.
Full Service Coffee & Espresso Bar
Handcrafted lattes, cappuccinos, and specialty teas and coffees from an extensive menu plus fresh treats baked daily on site.
Custom Picture Framing
Our framer is qualified and has 13 years of experience. We can custom frame almost anything! We have a wide selection of mats and custom picture frames for your photos and artwork with more than 800 mouldings in a variety of sizes and styles. We have a high-tech computerized mat cutter giving us the capability for large production jobs.