A community with huge tourism potential, Fort Fitzgerald is the region's most northern hamlet, located just 25 kilometres from the city of Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories. Situated along the Slave River, home to world famous rapids ranging from Class II to Class VI+, the community is a strong draw for novice to extreme-sports kayakers and traditional canoeists.
The smallest and northernmost community in the region, Fort Fitzgerald is located on the Slave River, just south of the Alberta/NWT border. It received its name in honour of Francis Joseph Fitzgerald, an inspector with the Northwest Mounted Police. During the summer months, most visitors access Fort Fitzgerald from Fort Smith via Highway 5, 25kms away.
While it may be isolated and off the beaten path, that’s just the start of what makes the trip to Fort Fitz so worthwhile. You’ll find some of the most breathtaking, unspoiled northern wilderness, and the residents—though few—are happy to share their traditional way of life and cultural heritage with visitors.
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