Among the world’s elite paddlers, the Slave River is the promised land – a mile-wide waterway that explodes into thousands of fast channels and frothing rapids as it rampages over the shield-rock of the southern Northwest Territories. Here you’ll find whitewater for every skill-level of kayaker and canoeist, from idyllic, calm pools to waves as big as a bus. The best time to hit the waves? At the annual Slave River Paddlefest, hosted by the friendly kayakers of nearby Fort Smith.
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), some of the events, tours and attractions listed on the website may be cancelled or closed until further notice. For more information, see travel advice from our territory's health department and Destination Canada.