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Meetings, Events & Conferences

Are you organizing a meeting, conference or event?

Fort Smith has numerous venues for you to host your next gathering, whether it is something small and intimate or a large conference; we can meet your needs. Add in great food, northern hospitality and numerous adventure opportunities, and you will be pleasantly surprised with the friendly service and a great experience.

For information on accommodations in Fort Smith: Hotels & Lodging and Camping

For information on catering go to: Restaurants, Food & Beverages

The following facilities are ready for your next event:

Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre

Location: 110 King Street Fort Smith, NT

Phone: (867) 872-2859

Fax: (867) 872-5808



Make your next event a memorable experience. This unique venue will bring a cultural element to your next gathering. Combined with our catering partners we will meet your needs by incorporating indigenous and local menu items. Our venue is ideal for social gatherings, art showings, training, business meetings/conferences, sit down dinners and workshops. Included in all rentals is the initial  set-up of chairs and tables. Items such as a projector/laptop, kitchenware, flip charts, tablecloths are also available to renters for a fee. Combined with our catering partners we can meet all your needs.

Meeting rooms:

Large Gallery

Capacity: 65

Fee: $150

Small Gallery

Capacity: 35

Fee: $125

Combined large and small galleries:

Capacity: 115

Fee: $225

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Roaring Rapids Hall

Location:  144 Simpson Street, Fort Smith, NT

Phone:  (867) 872-2643


This large wooden log building provides a warm Northern welcome to all guests. Roaring Rapids Hall is an ideal venue for conferences, business meetings, staff training, sit down dinners, large social gatherings, cultural ceremonies, trade shows and even concerts. The hall can host up to 200 people, or 180 for a sit-down dinner. Included in the rental is the use of a full Kitchen/Bar area with 3 fridges and two large stoves and ample counter space.

Banquet Style Seating Capacity: 180

Theatre Style Seating Capacity: 200


Pelican Rapids Inn & Conference Centre

Location: 152 McDougal Road

Phone: 867-872-2789

Fax number: 867-872-4727



Pelican Rapids Inn & Conference center is currently a 41-room full service facility with a restaurant, dining lounge, gift store, and pub which offers accommodation and associated amenities to local, regional, national and international tourists and travelers. For business travelers, we offer a wide range of facilities such as 80 capacity conference and meeting space, including WIFI, projectors, screens, 8ft /5ft portable white boards (2), teleconferencing, flip charts, small white board on a stand, and speaker system with blue tooth capabilities.

Meeting Rooms

Blue Room Capacity: 80 people

Catering: we can accommodate all levels, full formal dinners with wine glasses and linen table cloths and napkins, to small functions needing snacks.


Fort Smith Ski Club

Location: Highway 5

Phone: N/A



The Fort Smith Ski Club has a newly renovated clubhouse with a fully functioning kitchen, a cozy atmosphere and beautiful surroundings only minutes from Fort Smith. A great gathering spot for meetings, parties and social get-togethers of any kind. A beautiful deck off the top floor adds an extra element in spring and summer!


Service Offers: kitchen, tables, chairs, outside deck, nature trails


St John’s Anglican Church Hall

Location: 135 McDougal Road

Phone:  867-872-3438


St. John’s Anglican Church Hall is a historic building from the Hudson's Bay Company with quaint wooden features that bring a warm charm to this venue.

Capacity:  75

Service offers: Use of Full Kitchen, tables and chairs


Fort Smith Recreation Centre  

Location: 108 King St.

Phone: 872-4732

The gymnasium at the Fort Smith Recreation Centre is a hub of community activity. It is an ideal place to host community feasts, local arts performances, conferences and more. The downstairs movie theatre room is a more intimate space where you can showcase films, power point presentations and presentations to smaller groups.


Banquet Style Seating Capacity: 250

Theatre Style Seating Capacity: 375

Gymnasium rental fee: $25/hr (extra fees may apply depending on set-up)

Theatre Room

Capacity: 39 seated, 59 person capacity

Theatre rental fee: $18.50/hour


Fort Smith Centennial Arena

Location: 13 Rupert St.

Phone: 872-4732

The Fort Smith Centennial Arena is an active place all year long with live trade shows, music concerts and dances in the summer, and skating and hockey in the winter. The upper mezzanine is a heated area with a food preparation/bar space that is ideal for hosting small dinners and socials.

Arena ice surface: 700 people with exhibitor space for 90 booths

Arena fee: $125/hour; $40/hour for youth groups

Upper Mezzanine:  Up to 50 people, includes canteen/food/bar service area

Mezzanine fee: $55/hour; $35/hour for youth groups. Other fees may apply.