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Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) the NWT borders are closed to all non-essential travel. For more information, see border information from the Government of the Northwest Territories at:
https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/services/travel-moving-around/nwt-border-information

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The town of Fort Smith provides tourism information and packages of local attractions through our main office and visitor information centre. Our website provides a detailed list of many of the attractions in and around Fort Smith, including trails, rapids, the Aurora Borealis, Wood Buffalo National Park, whooping cranes, pelicans and wood bison.

Website: https://fortsmith.ca/

Email: townoffortsmith@fortsmith.ca

Phone: (867) 872-8400

National holiday with events in all communities. Contact town offices and check community websites for details.

The Trans Canada Trail is used by millions to experience our country's legendary wilderness. Now 73% complete, the Trail is over 16,800 kilometres long connecting the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts. Comprised of locally-managed segments, the Trail is within 30 minutes of more than 80% of Canadians and runs through or near 1,000 communities. In the Northwest Territories, much of the trail follows rivers or lake shores with water routes totaling over 2,200 km. Overland routes comprise 600 km.

Gateway to the wild frontier

It's a place of big waters, including the southern end of gleaming Great Slave Lake, home to Canada's northernmost freshwater fishery, and the gushing Slave River, where top-ranked paddlers compete among waves the size of a bus.

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Aurora Heat™ ​products are made of sheared beaver fur - the velvety soft pile of the dense undercoat. Beaver fur is breathable, durable and lightweight providing an effective, all-natural layer of insulation against the cold.

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