World-class big water paddling, 24-hour daylight, warm water and good friends – what’s not to love!
Paddlefest includes instructional clinics, river trips, and fun, friendly competitions. There are events for kayaks, canoes, voyageur canoes, kids and adults. The Slave offers every type of paddling imaginable: from flatwater canoeing around beautiful islands to wild whitewater. Bring your kayak, canoe, or raft and join us for a paddling experience you’ll never forget! This isn’t your average paddling festival…
The annual Dark Sky Festival is a celebration of the return of dark skies to our northern latitude (60°N) and is hosted during the third weekend of August. Festival activities take place in Fort Smith, NWT and the in world's largest Dark Sky Preserve, Wood Buffalo National Park.
The Town of Fort Smith will be hosting the Canada Day Celebrations by 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.