NWT Canoe Adventure by F.R. Gorga  
  Founded by the Hudson’s Bay Co., Fort Smith, NWT is a small town (pop. about 2,500) on the Slave River at the downstream end of 14 miles of rapids. Cargo was brought by steamer from the Arctic Ocean and portaged around the rapids, starting in Fort Smith, before continuing on by boat to its final destination.

There is a large colony of white pelicans that spend the summer breeding and fishing the rapids at Fort Smith.

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