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 and fun activities for kayaks, canoes, Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs), voyageur canoes, kids and adults.
The Slave River offers every type of paddling imaginable: from flatwater canoeing around beautiful islands to wild whitewater. Bring your kayak, canoe, SUP or raft and join us for a paddling experience you’ll never forget!
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.