Getting Here

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Driving Here

Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ (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 Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ (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 Dehcho 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 Dehcho 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.


Flying Here

There are frequent, regularly scheduled flights to the community:

First Air and Air Tindi offer flights from Yellowknife to Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ (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!


Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Self-Isolation Requirements Decrease
For NWT residents, and non-resident essential workers and travellers with an exemption:
• Fully vaccinated: no self-isolation required.
• Partially vaccinated: 8 days self-isolation (testing required).
• Unvaccinated: 10 days self-isolation (testing required) and all household members self-isolate.
Day 1 and 14 test required for travellers going directly to a small community. Day 1 and 14 tests required for some essential workers.
NWT residents resume leisure travel.