Getting Here

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Fort Simpson is accessible from British Columbia via the Liard Trail Highway and from Alberta it can be accessed via the Mackenzie Highway.

The drive to Fort Simpson is very scenic and the experience of traveling a northern highway and on gravel roads is a truly unique one. If you’re driving, be sure to participate in the Deh Cho Travel Connection! The Dehcho (Dene Zhatie for Big River – refers to the Mackenzie river) and is the name of our region in the Northwest Territories. 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. Be watchful along the way for black bear, moose, woodland caribou, lynx, wolves, bison and more.


There are frequent, regularly scheduled flights to the community:

First Air and Air Tindi offer flights from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson 6 days a week, check out their websites for current flight schedules and pricing.

Simpson Air and South Nahanni Airways provide flight seeing tours and drop-offs around the area and into the Nahanni National Park. Book your must-see adventure today!


During the COVID-19 pandemic, travel to the NWT is restricted. Residents are permitted to leave when desired but anyone coming into the territory must quarantine for 14 days in Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith or Inuvik. For more information, click here.