Fort Smith is a town in the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories
in Canada. The town is in the southeastern portion of the Northwest
Territories, on the Slave River and next to the Northwest
Territories/Alberta border. Every year the South Slave Friendship Festival,
a music and arts festival, is held in Fort Smith, usually in August. Noted
artists and musicians from across the Northwest Territories and many other
faraway places come to interact and show their talents to the public. The
town is also home to few excellent tourist attractions.
Tourist Attractions in Fort Smith, Canada
Northern Life Museum
An excellent place to visit for history buffs, Northern Life Museum boasts
a collection of more than 13000 artifacts representing history and people
of the North. The outside gallery of the museum is home to an assortment of
agricultural equipment and machinery used in and around Fort Hope. The
collection inside hosts a display of a typical northern kitchen from the
1940s, an authentic northern trading post, and more.
Fort Smith Mission Park
Fort Smith Mission Park features historic buildings and a grotto from the
Oblate Catholic Mission. During summer, pelicans can be seen nesting.
Whooping cranes also nest here during summer and can be viewed via air
charters as ground access is forbidden.
Best Time to Visit Fort Smith, Canada
Weather-wise, the best time to take flights to Fort Smith is from June to
September. During this time, the weather remains warm and excellent for
sightseeing. Moreover, one can also attend South Slave Friendship Festival
held during this period.
Airports in Fort Smith
Fort Smith flights are operated by Fort Smith Airport. The airport is
located near Fort Smith. Operated by Government of Northwest Territories,
Fort Smith Airport offers scheduled passenger flights to destinations such
as Edmonton, Hay, River, Fort Chipewyan, and more.