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Welcome to Fort Smith!

The Chipewyan name for the region is Thebacha, which means beside the rapids. Fort Smith is located next to the magnificent Slave River and is the main gateway to Wood Buffalo National Park.

A trip to Fort Smith is one steeped in history, beauty and adventure. Our rapids along the Slave River are world class, our Dark Sky Preserve is the largest on Earth and Wood Buffalo National Park is thriving with unique wildlife, such as the protected and majestic whooping crane.

In summer the land abounds with birds, fish and animals. The trails are endless, and fences are rare. In winter it becomes a peaceful oasis of sparkling snow, clear skies and Northern lights.

We look forward to meeting you and hope you enjoy your stay!


Some of the most well-known birds of the Slave River are the majestic American White Pelicans....

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A deep tissue body massage with oils, relaxing the muscles, releasing stress and tension from...

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Join us for our favourite winter carnival during the second weekend in March. A weekend ...

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Visitors News

September 13, 2019

In celebration of Science Literacy Week, come listen to locals, John and Gen...

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September 12, 2019

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Visitors Events


42 room full service facility with a restaurant, dining, gift store, lounge and night club which... Read more
Wood Buffalo Inn is centrally located in Fort Smith and offers fully equipped suites with a... Read more
Your hosts, Christine and Don Aubrey, welcome you to Fort Smith and its unique surroundings in the... Read more


Home cooking prepared with time and care is what is important here, with a range of robust... Read more
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