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Desnede Farmers Market

Desnede Farmers Market

Each market day is a feast for the senses and a gathering point for the community. Taste, chat, and take home new ideas for locally grown or harvested vegetables and hand made products. Come and meet our Northern farmers, crafters and artisans. We welcome you to stop by and see what's new!

See you at the Market!

The Market runs:

Every Saturday 11 AM - 1 PM 

at the Fort Smith Centennial Arena Park

From July 21 - September 29

Slave River Paddlefest


World-class big-water paddling, close to 24-hour daylight, warm water, and good friends—what's not to love!

The Slave River, near Fort Smith NWT, Canada, is an awesome river for all ages and skill levels - from expert paddlers to brand-new beginners, and our festival has clinics and events for everyone. 

Paddlefest also includes plenty of activities for spectators—come watch the whitewater events, join our community feast, learn Dene traditional games, try paddling, or go on a guided hike to learn more about the local area. 

Canada Day Parade

The Town of Fort Smith is hosting Canada Day Celebrations!

We will be organizing a parade and facilitating events at Riverside Park!

Participating in the Parade: All community members are invited to participate in the Canada Day Parade! Get creative and help us put on an amazing parade! Participants wanting to be in the parade must meet at the marshalling area at the Canada Post parking lot.

Parade Marshalling at 11:00 am

Parade Starts at 11:30 am