Wood Buffalo National Park
Spanning the Alberta-Northwest Territories border, the largest national park in Canada protects a large swath of the Northern Boreal Plains ecosystem, the largest herds of wood bison in the world, vital whooping crane habitat, extraordinary examples of karst and caves, and the Peace-Athabasca Delta. This is the traditional territory of the Dene, Cree, and Métis and is home to many spectacular species, including whooping cranes, bison, wolves, and more.
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The Town of Fort Smith
The Town of Fort Smith acknowledges that the land where we work, live, and play is the traditional territory of the Indigenous Peoples of the Salt River First Nation, Smith’s Landing First Nation, and the Northwest Territory Metis Nation from time immemorial.
Nestled in the boreal forest along the banks of the mighty Slave River, Fort Smith is a friendly, multicultural community with a population of 2,500. It is the education capital of the NWT, and the gateway to Wood Buffalo National Park, the largest national park in Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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.
Visit our website for current events and exciting adventures! https://fortsmith.ca/