Checkpoint Re-Established in Fort Smith

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — June 5, 2020

Effective today (June 5, 2020), a checkpoint will resume at the Northwest Territories - Alberta border at Fort Smith as part of the Government of the Northwest Territories COVID-19 response.

Public Health Officers will be present to monitor those persons entering at the border for travel within the Northwest Territories.

This is in response to concerns related to increased summer traffic.

Travel between Smith’s Landing, Fort Fitzgerald, Pine Lake and Fort Smith will remain unrestricted, provided those traveling to Fort Smith have not visited communities outside of this immediate region of Northern Alberta within the last 14 days.

For the latest information on the public health orders in the Northwest Territories, visit the GNWT’s COVID-19 response website.


Media Contact:

Mike Westwick

Manager, Communications (COVID-19 Response)

Department of Health and Social Services

Government of the Northwest Territories