Lodging & Travel

Fly with Northwestern Air

Northwestern Air is offering a cheaper summer stand-by rate, but you could be bumped from the flight. For details, call 1.877.872.2216 (toll-free in Canada) or 1.867.872.2216 (direct phone number) or visit their website.

Stay at Pelican Rapids Inn

Pelican Rapids Inn specializes in making sure guests are taken care of. From the time you walk in their doors to the time you leave, you’ll receive top-notch service.

Amenities include:

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free access to customer Wi-Fi
  • Free access to kitchen
  • Laundry service available

For all bookings contact Pelican Rapids Inn toll-free at 1.877.362.4205, or locally at 1.867.872.2789. Reservations are not accepted by email. 48-hour cancellation policy.

Stay with Whispering Pines

Whispering Pines Cottages provides year-round accommodations for all travellers visiting Fort Smith, NWT. Relax and enjoy a private home away from home.

Amenities include:

  • Included Wi-Fi
  • Access to laundry
  • Access to kitchen
  • And more!

Contact them at 867-872-2628 or through their website for more information and reservations.

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.

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:

There’s more to explore

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