Fort Smith, Northwest Territories

Fort Smith, Canada
by Wilson Hui from Calgary, Canada
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Climate & Best time to visit Fort Smith

Climate in Fort Smith:

Number of rainy days:

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A Apr
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Best time to visit Fort Smith:

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is the most popular time to visit the Northwest Territories. During this period, the weather is the mildest, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit (15-26°C) in many areas. This is the best time for outdoor adventures such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, and wildlife viewing. You can explore the Nahanni National Park Reserve and experience the long days of the Midnight Sun.

Late Spring to Early Fall (May to October):

  • Late spring to early fall is a great time for exploring the territorial parks and remote wilderness areas. The weather gradually warms up, and you can enjoy activities like camping, hiking, and fishing. The fall foliage in some regions turns into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, making it ideal for scenic drives and photography.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winter in the Northwest Territories offers unique experiences for those seeking adventure. The weather can be extremely cold, with daytime temperatures often well below freezing. This is the best time for winter sports like ice fishing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and cross-country skiing. The region is also known for its stunning northern lights (aurora borealis) displays.

Late Fall (October to November) and Early Spring (March to April):

  • Late fall and early spring are transitional periods with varying weather conditions. While they are not the most popular times for outdoor activities due to melting snow and wet conditions, they can be quieter times to visit and experience the changing landscapes. It's also a good time for observing wildlife and birdwatching.

Money & Prices

Currency in Canada:

Canadian dollar (CAD)

How expensive is a trip to Fort Smith?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
15.35 USD
Fast food meal:
9.95 USD
Mid-range meal:
44.14 USD
Bottle of water:
0.77 USD
Soft drink:
2.68 USD
4.13 USD
Local Beer:
5.78 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
2.30 USD
Taxi - 1km:
2.71 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Canada general information:

Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)

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