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Fort Smith
On the Slave River, The Northwest Territories


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Rapids of the Drowned

Rapids of the Drowned

The macabre name of this massive whitewater rapids dates from the drowning of five paddlers for the Northwest Company in 1786. The sound of the rapids can be heard throughout the town of Fort Smith. This viewpoint overlooks a 300-meter section of riverbank that collapsed in 1968, taking three houses with it.

Fort Smith, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 1, 2016

Fort Smith Mission Park

Fort Smith Mission Park

The Oblate Catholic Mission is now Fort Smith Mission Park. It includes the church of St Isidore and St Alphonse, moved from its original site to Riverfront Park, then moved back.

Fort Smith, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 1, 2016

Bishop's House and community garden

Bishop's House and community garden

Fort Smith Mission Park contains the historic Bishop's House and a commnunity garden.

Fort Smith, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 1, 2016

Jack pine forest

Jack pine forest

A commmon vegetation type in the far north, jack pine forest is rich with moss and lichens. This pine (Pinus banksiana) ranges from the Mackenzie River across Canada into the northeast United States.

east of Fort Smith, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 2, 2016

Float planes near Fort Smith

Float planes near Fort Smith

Float planes are based on this small lake south of Fort Smith. They offer the only pracrical way to access many areas, including Wood Buffalo National park.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 2, 2016

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