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Welcome to Liidlii Kue First Nation. This aera is a jumping off point for many activities and cultural experiences. Whether you are passing through along the rivers, heading into the Nahanni, or looking to experience the arts and craft scene. There is a little bit for everyone.

Getting Here

Driving Here

If you’d prefer to drive, Fort Simpson is accessible via the Liard Trail Highway from British Columbia and via the Mackenzie Highway from Alberta. It’s a very scenic drive to Fort Simpson and the experience of traveling northern highways is truly unique.

If you’re driving, make sure to participate in the Deh Cho Travel Connection. The Dehcho (Slavey for Big River – referring to the Mackenzie river) is the name of our region in the Northwest Territories and the Deh Cho Travel Connection is an 1800 km (1100 mile) driving adventure that rewards travellers with spectacular views of the Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta landscapes as well as the chance to win great prizes. Be watchful along the way for black bear, moose, woodland caribou, lynx, wolves, and bison.

flying Here

There are frequent, regularly scheduled flights to the community.

First Air offers flights from Yellowknife 6 days each week. 

Air Tindi – Based in Yellowknife, NT, Air Tindi also flies from the Yellowknife to Fort Simpson 6 days a week.

Arts & Crafts

Fort Simpson is an art-scene hot spot in the NWT. Throughout the year you can find arts and crafts like carvings, handmade willow canes, traditional Aboriginal clothing, birch bark baskets and moose hide crafts in shops throughout town.

Below is a list of some businesses selling arts & crafts:

Fort Simpson Heritage Centre


9914 100 Street

P.O. Box 59

Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0

Open Sky Creative Society 

Artist-run centre featuring a gallery, crafts shop & summer arts festival
Box 575
Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0
Tel: 867-695-3005/FAX: 867-695-3005

Visitor Information Centre

100th St

Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0

For more information visit Northwest Territories Arts or GNWT-Fort Simpson