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Member Town of Fort Smith

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 takes first place in both beauty and size.

In summer, the land abounds with birds, fish and animals. The trails are endless, and fences are rare. You can hike, paddle or swim in the Slave River, and watch the American white pelicans feed in the roaring whitewater rapids. While travelling the roads keep an eye out for wildlife and Wood Buffalo National Park’s herd of more than 5000 free-roaming wood bison.

In winter, Fort Smith becomes a peaceful oasis of sparkling snow, clear skies and Northern lights. In fact its latitude makes it one of the best places in the world to view the Aurora Borealis. Summer’s scenic hiking trails turn into winter’s cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. Winter is a favourite time for many travellers to visit and participate in classic winter activities like dog sledding or for the more adventurous big air snowboarding, there is something for everyone.

Come explore the trails, the waterways, the night sky, the pristine wilderness, the unforgettable wildlife and so much more in Fort Smith! 

Town of Fort Smith

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