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Fort Smith Airport (Canada)

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Fort Smith Airport


Fort Smith Airport (IATA code: YSM) is a small regional airport located near Fort Smith, in the Northwest Territories, in Canada.

The airport is very small and Northwestern Air is the only airline to operate from the airport, providing domestic services to destinations within Canada.

About Fort Smith

Fort Smith is a scenic and historic town in the Northwest Territories and near the border with Alberta. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful and sprawling Wood Buffalo National Park, enjoy the Slave River Rapids, or walk or cycle the riverfront Thebacha Trail. The Slave River is also the northernmost pelican nesting site in the world!

Visitors can visit the museums and gift shops in the charming old town, including the Northern Life Museum, which displays over 13,000 artifacts which represent the native people of the North.



Fort Smith Airport is located just a short drive from Fort Smith town. It is just 4.5 kilometres from the centre of Fort Smith.

Terminal Information and Facilities


Fort Smith Airport consists of one very small terminal building, as well as a few storage and maintenance outbuildings.It is very easy to navigate around the airport. Passengers will step straight out of the terminal to board their plane.


Facilities Include:

Because it is so small, Fort Smith Airport does not offer any of the extra facilities and services that larger airports provide.

Be aware that there are no ATMs, eateries, shopping outlets, or airport lounges. The closes place to find somewhere to eat will be the nearby town of Fort Smith.


Lounges Include:

There are no lounges available

Airlines that fly to Fort Smith Airport


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Northwestern Air is the only passenger carrier to use the airport. It operates about 100 weekly services to/from the airport.

The airline provides scheduled services to: Edmonton, Fort Chipewyan, Hay River, High Level, and Yellowknife.



The airfield has two runways and one helipad. Runway one, 12/30, is 6,001 meters long (1,829 feet) and composed of Asphalt. 03/21 is 1,797 meters long (548 feet) and is composed of Gravel/Asphalt. Runway 03/21 has no winter service.

How to get to Fort Smith Airport


By Taxi Cab

be aware that public transport options are very limited. In fact, Fort Smith is such a small town that there is no bus or public transportation system to connect it to the airport. Travellers will need to arrange for their own transportation to and from the airport, and it might be best to do this in advance.

Visa Truck Rentals Ltd is a truck rental agency which has a base in Fort Smith, and it is the only car rental agency to operate from the airport; you might be able to pick up a cab outside the airport, but it will best to arrange this beforehand.

The following agencies also operate within the local area: Border Cabs, Portage Cabs, and Duck Soup Cabs.