Lodging & Travel

Fly with Northwestern Air

Northwestern Air is pleased to offer a special rate to Paddlefest participants of an ID 50–which is 50% off the base rate. That means a return Yellowknife→Fort Smith→Yellowknife rate will be $555.24. To book this deal or for details, call NWAL at 1.877.872.2216 (toll-free in Canada) or 1.867.872.2216 (direct phone number). Make sure to ask for Paddlefest rates.

The special is only available from July 27 to August 6, 2021. Visit Northwestern Air on their website.

Camp at Queen Elizabeth Park

If you are planning to stay at the Queen Elizabeth Campgrounds, be sure to book your own campsite right away! The campground fills up fast for the long weekend. If the website shows all campsites as being full, call the campsite manager at 1.867.872.2607. Be sure to mention you are there for Slave River Paddlefest!

Camp at Pine Lake

You also have the option of camping at Pine Lake. Located 60 km South of Fort Smith in Wood Buffalo National Park, Pine Lake offers peaceful campsites with fire pits, tent pads, and picnic tables. You also have access to water (boiling required), firewood, outhouses, and a playground.

For more information, visit the WBNP website or contact their visitor centre at 1.867.872.7960.

There’s more to explore

There are many other lodging options available for you to explore. Check out the Town of Fort Smith website for a list of hotel & lodging providers.

Ride Sharing

If you’re looking for a ride up or have an extra seat for someone, you can coordinate a ride-share with people using this Google Sheet: