ABOUT THE AREA

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Gateway to the Nahanni National Park Reserve

Fort Simpson

A vibrant, active community year round, there is always something to do in Fort Simpson. Join us for an event at the recreation centre, a musical performance, an art gallery opening, a workshop in traditional aboriginal crafts, or sports activities! Just right for everyone!

TIP: We offer truck rental. Available for sightseeing or for work.
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Seven Spruce Golf Course

Enjoy a round of golf at the best little golf course in the Northwest Territories!

Welcome to an elegant landscape with natural fairways and artificial greens. A genuine pleasure over 9-holes that will appeal to all golfers.

  • daily green fees
  • cart and club rentals
TIP: The clubhouse is open daily for drinks and snacks.

Guided Walks

Stop by the Visitor Information Centre on your way into town to arrange a guided walking tour of Fort Simpson. This historic walking tour covers prospector Albert Faille’s cabin, the Papal Grounds, and Fort Simpson Heritage Park, a likely location of the first trading post here in 1801. The Village’s visitor information centre has displays on the history, culture and geography of the region. Tours will last approximately 1.5 hours covering many of our historical buildings and offering tales of colourful past residents. Please be prepared to walk up to 2.5 km (1.5 miles) for the complete tour. Contact the VIC (Visitor Information Centre) for more information.

TIP: Look for walking trails, as well as checking out the guided walking tours explaining the history of Fort Simpson.

Flightseeing Tours

Day tours are offered by local air charter companies to Virginia Falls, Glacier Lake, the Cirque of the Unclimbables and other points of interest in Nahanni Country.

TIP: We can help book a tour for you!

Boat Tours

Fort Simpson is located on an island at the confluence of the “mighty Mackenzie” and Liard Rivers. A range of boat tours are available.

Boat tours can take in wildlife and birds, the unique ecosystem, Indigenous culture both past and present and stories about how to survive in the Arctic.

TIP: Let us know what you’d like to see and we can help you choose an option.

Gallery

The Open Sky Creative Society brings together local artists and supporters, fostering art, cultural traditions and creative expression in the community.

Festival information

Don’t miss the gift shops:

  • Open Sky Creative Society and
  • Fort Simpson Historical Society
TIP: Ask us for directions or details. We’re happy to help.

Locally made Gifts

High quality items are available, from clothing to unique wall decor featuring fine beadwork, moosehair tufting and quillwork.

Ask about arts and crafts from the local Dene peoples.

TIP: We know the area quite well and are happy to share our knowledge.

Winter & the Northern sky

Follow Ted Grant, Fort Simpson bush pilot, on his flight-seeing tour getaway for a fresh perspective. Centre for the Northern Lights.

TIP: Ask us about chasing the Northern lights on aurora-borealis night tours.