The Slave River White Pelican Colony - the only one of its kind in the World.
Each year around the 20th of April, with soaring grace and beauty, Fort Smith is blessed with the return of the Slave River white pelicans. These majestic birds return to the north from their southern wintering grounds to nest, feed, and raise a new generation of pelicans in a manner like no other white pelican colony in the world.
Truly unique, the Slave River white pelican colony is the only colony known to nest, feed, and live on the turbulent, white-water rapids of a river? all other white pelican colonies nest and feed on calm-water lakes and ponds.
A true World HeritageŁ, the Slave River white pelicans offer visitors to Fort Smith a memorable wildlife experience they will never forget. One of the best places to view the pelicans is at the Rapids of the DrownedŁ on the Slave River. Just ask a local for directions to the RocksŁ.
Contact us at: Box 370, Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0 Phone: (867) 872-3065 Fax (867) 872-4848