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Out Here, Nature Reigns

Photo credit: Pierre Chaillon

Come and play in our winter wonderland. Snuggle up in a cozy cabin, hit the jump at our favourite snowboard hill, glide on freshly made tracks as you cross country ski under snow frosted trees, explore remote trails in Wood Buffalo National Park and find your sense of adventure. You will love winter in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.

Wood Buffalo National Park - Find out information about winter activities in our favourite national park including which trails are best suited for snowshoeing and the best places to view wildlife by calling 867-872-7960 or by emailing pc.woodbuffaloinfo-infowoodbuffalo.pc@canada.ca

Hiking and Snowshoeing - Find out about our favourite trails in Wood Buffalo National Park and along the Slave River.

Cross Country Skiing - The Fort Smith Ski Club has a network of over 15 km of well-groomed trails over looking the Slave River and winding through the boreal forest. The trails are perfect for tradional classic skiing, skate skiing or backcountry skiing. Night skiing offers a unique experience with 1.5 km of lit trails for a chance to ski under the stars and northern lights.

Fort Smith Snowboard Park & Sliding Hill The Fort Smith Snowboard Park is the place to be in winter, with one of the best terrain parks in the North. The site overlooks the majestic Slave River and includes seven features designed with the whole family in mind. Whether your  into snowboarding, skiing or tobogganing, there is something for everyone. Features include a boardercross run, a 20-foot big air jump and smaller ride-on features, there is fun for all levels.

Fort Smith Snowboarding Club - The Slide Zone ShredderzJoin us for fun programs, instruction and a great tribe! We provide snowboarding instruction programs, organize events like Big Fun Snowboard Fest and maintain the Fort Smith Snowboard Park. We would love to have you join us! For more information about Snowboarding in Fort Smith please go to: https://www.nwtsnowboard.ca/clubs/slide-zone-shredderz/

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

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

Itinerary Suggestions

Magical Winter Adventure - If you love winter and the outdoors this adventure packed itnerary is for you!

The Winter Retreat - Escape everyday life and revel in the raw beauty and silence of the natural areas in Wood Buffalo National Park and the trails in the Thebacha region.

Dashing through the Snow - with friends and family - Looking for the perfect family or friends group get-away, this is the itinerary for you!