Flying from the Village Airstrip

Fort Simpson has two airports.  The commercial airport is 20 km outside of the village, near the ferry crossing.  The smaller airstrip for charter planes located right on the island which is used by local wilderness outfitters and flight-seeing tours of the Nahanni National Park Reserve and region.  This video shows taking off from the small airstrip in the village of Fort Simpson, with nice views of the Village near the end of the video.

Fort Simpson – Around the Village

For a quick look at Fort Simpson and area, view these Flickr slideshows. To read the descriptions and see more, visit the Fort Simpson Chamber of Commerce Flickr page.

 

 

 

Blackstone Territorial Park

Blackstone Territorial Park is located on the Liard Trail between Fort Simpson and the British Columbia border.  Boasting a lot of fine services and a Visitor Centre, it is also a great place to access the Liard River.

Sambaa Deh Territorial Park

Sambaa Deh Territorial Park is a stone’s throw from Fort Simpson and lovely spot for a day trip.

Twin Falls Territorial Park

Many people drive the Deh Cho Connection to get to Fort Simpson.  Coming from Alberta, Twin Falls Territorial Park is the first set of waterfalls along what is often referred to as the ‘waterfalls route’.  Check out these great photos.