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Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre

Community: 
Fort Smith
Region: 
South Slave
Phone: 
(867) 872-2859
Address: 
110 King Street
Box 420
Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0
Canada

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Last Updated: February 26, 2018

The Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre holds what is considered among the best collection of northern native and early white settlement material in Canada. Our collection is comprised of over 17,000 artifacts including traditional work of the Inuit, Inuvialuit, Dene and Metis, as well as mission, trade, pioneer and portage items. Displays include a reconstructed trapper’s cabin, trading post, natural diorama, beautiful beadwork and clothing, birch bark canoe and a hands-on exhibit of the fur trade. Our natural history exhibit offers the opportunity to view specimens such as the endangered whooping crane, birds of prey and wood bison at close range.

Our gift shop features authentic aboriginal and local art. From birch bark baskets to native tanned moccasins, you will find the perfect souvenir to remind you of your exceptional journey to the North.