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Out Here, Nature Reigns

Photo credit: Leif Anderson


You’ll hike, bike, and paddle along the legendary rapids of the stunning Slave River, dance under a sun that almost never sets, and scamper through pristine forests in Wood Buffalo National Park, the largest national park in Canada.

1. Wood Buffalo National Park

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Find out information about our favourite national park: trails, camping, wildlife, and more. All trails are open and camping is available at the Pine Lake Campground. For more information on planning and booking your trip phone: 867-872-7960

2. Paddle, Canoe, Kayak & Raft

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Looking for equipment to rent? The Fort Smith Paddling Club is your best resource. Rental options include stand-up paddleboards, canoes, inflatable kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks (no enclosed deck), and the accessories (pfds, helmets, paddles) along with information about paddling in the area.  Rental costs start at $30/day plus Paddling Club membership one-time fee of $35/person or $70/family. 2021 Memberships link: Fort Smith Paddling Club contact information:

3. Hiking & Biking

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Find some of our favourite trails in Wood Buffalo National Park and along the Slave River.

4. What to Do

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Check out the Northern Life Museum, where to see wildlife, how to contact local artists, or visit an NWT Alpaca farm.

5. Where to Stay

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Bed & breakfasts and hotels we have something to suit everyone's needs

6. Where to Camp

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 Front country to backcountry what type of adventure do you want?

7. Where to Eat

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Looking for the NWT's best pizza, or a homemade healthy style meal, or food for a picnic on the river?

8. How to Get Here

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Driving or flying we have options to match your schedule.

9. Itinerary Suggestions

Summer To-Do List  - Take advantage of the warm weather with 7 things you MUST try this summer!

Winter To-Do List  - Breathtaking northern scenery and outdoor adventure paired with indoor coziness. Discover our favourite winter activities!

The Retreat - Escape the every day and take time out to relax and slow down.

Adventure Time - Time to have FUN in the park or by the river! We have something for all adrenaline levels!

The Photographers Dream - Find our favourite Instagram worthy spots!

Local Immersion - Locals know best! Find out some of our favourite places.


At the Town of Fort Smith, NT, we strive to constantly improve our guest services. Can't find what you are looking for online? Find the answers using the phone numbers and email below.

Phone 1-867-872-3065/1-867-872-8400