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Discover Fort Smith

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, Canada’s largest national park.

You can stay close to home and still discover something new!

Wood Buffalo National Park - 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

Paddling - Canoes, Kayaks, SUP's and Rafts - 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. Fort Smith Paddling Club contact information: fortsmithpaddlingclub@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

How to get here - Driving or flying we have options to match your schedule.

Itinerary Suggestions

  • 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.