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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!


A landscape and wildlife photographer, Pierre Emmanuel Chaillon, captures the light and the...

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Classic Canadian coffee and donut shop selling signature, premium blend coffee, plus light fare...

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Cindy Daniels was born and raised in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. As a creative jack-of-...

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Visitors News

August 20, 2019

Have you always wanted to learn how to juggle? Ride a unicycle? Silt walk?...

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August 19, 2019

A PDF copy of the calendar is attached in the documents section below.

Visitors Events



The annual Dark Sky Festival is a celebration of the return of dark...

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Join us in Wood Buffalo National Park as we take you on some of our...

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Every Thursday at 1:00 pm.

Allow us to take you on an intergalactic...

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Fully-furnished loft studio apartment in Fort Smith.
Your hosts, Christine and Don Aubrey, welcome you to Fort Smith and its unique surroundings in the... Read more
Rental - Commercial Space


 A locally owned and operated convenience store and gas station.  Located close to schools and... Read more
Food distribution
This food truck is the talk of the town. The freshly squeezed lemonade and homemade doughnuts will... Read more