The place where the rivers come together.
Looking for something truly spectacular? Try a weekend getaway to Fort Simpson!
Fort Simpson is a village, the only one in the entire Northwest Territories. The community is located on an island at the confluence of the Mackenzie and Liard Rivers. It is approximately 500 km (310 mi) west of Yellowknife. Both rivers were traditionally trade routes for the Hudson's Bay Company and the Dene First Nation peoples of the area.
Fort Simpson is the regional centre of the Dehcho and is the gateway to the scenic South Nahanni River and the Nahanni National Park Reserve. Fort Simpson was first started as a fur trading site in 1803 then named Fort of the Forks. The Village of Fort Simpson was a permanent settlement in July 1822 when the Hudson's Bay Company constructed a trading post, naming it for George Simpson, then the Governor of Rupert's Land.
The Dene People call it Liidli Kue, meaning “The place where the rivers come together”.
4 Day / 3 Night Fort Simpson and Nahanni Package includes:
Pricing available upon request.