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10 Interesting Facts About Fort Smith, Northwest Territories

Facts About Fort Smith

  • Fort Smith is a town in the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada.
  • Fort Smith is located in the southeastern portion of the Northwest Territories, on the Slave River and adjacent to the Northwest Territories/Alberta border.
  • Fort Smith is the birthplace of Mark Carney, former governor of both the Bank of England and the Bank of Canada.
  • The Estimated Population of Fort Smith is 2,542.
  • Fort Smith was founded around the Slave River. It served as a vital link for water transportation between southern Canada and the western Arctic. Early fur traders found an established portage route from what is now Fort Fitzgerald on the western bank of the Slave River to Fort Smith.
  • Fort Smith’s economy is based on the federal, territorial, and aboriginal governments along with education and tourism.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Fort Smith was 39.4 °C (102.9 °F) on July 18, 1941. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −57.2 °C (−71.0 °F) on 26 December 1917.
  • Fort Smith is 205 m above sea level.
  • Fort Smith is the home of the Northern Life Museum and home of the museum ship Radium King.
  • Fort Smith was incorporated as a village in 1964; two years later, the village became a town on October 1, 1966.
Facts About Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
Facts About Fort Smith, Northwest Territories

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