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Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Northen Life Museum is a great place to visit when you are in Fort Smith. They have great staff... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Shari O
Fort Smith, Canada
via mobile
Wonderful! Wonderful!

We loved the staff here so much that we stopped in twice while in Fort Smith. They are so very... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Bloomington, IN
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110 King Street, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories X0E 0P0, Canada
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The Northen Life Museum is a great place to visit when you are in Fort Smith. They have great staff willing to share their knowledge of the history of the region. The displays change regularly so there is always a new treat to see. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Shari O
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We loved the staff here so much that we stopped in twice while in Fort Smith. They are so very, very helpful and accommodating. The displays are lovely and really do a great job of showcasing the history of the area and, especially, the culture...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The Northern Life Museum provides a great insight into the history and wildlife of the South Slave region of the Northwest Territories. Very interesting displays coupled with a welcoming and dedicated staff make it a perfect stop in this enjoyable town. This facility also organizes...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MLY62
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This museum takes you back in time! Staff are wonderful and accommodating. They hold different artisan classes, teaching anything from quilting to painting. They also hold great dining experiences. A must see when in Fort Smith!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank brendab1958
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This museum is packed full of artifacts that tell the history of the area. The displays are amazing and well put together and the staff are very knowledgeable. Where else can you take a selfie with two huge buffalo and not be in harms way....More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This museum displays the cultural history of the Slave River rapids and the natural animals in the Wood Buffalo Nat Pk. It is a compliment to the important Visitor's Center. Manager is helpful and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

It has a permanent exhibition with animals and history of trappers. Basement floor was an photography exhibition of early Hudson Bay Company and some other important people back then.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank gatocanada
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

This is a small museum with some big features, firstly the beautiful front door-wow, it is a standout and gets your attention. We were pleasantly greeted by the staff person working that day. We viewed all the exhibits. The area has well presented exhibits with...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 28 July 2013

I only discovered this museum after having come to this town several times -- it's certainly not well advertised. The museum makes several good starts (looking at the Canol trail and Dr Cass) but doesn't go to any depth. The book, "Thank God, and Dr...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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