Fort Simpson is a village in the Deh Cho region of the Northwest Territories.  The population in 2009 was 1,283, and has remained stable for the last 10 years.

There is a lot of seasonal work that is based out of Fort Simpson, and summer sees a marked increase in the overall population.  Fort Simpson is the staging area for fuel and food supplies which are barged to outlying communities without road access, or with only winter road access.  In addition, there is mining and pipeline work that is available in the region.  The road system in the NWT makes liberal use of ferries during the summer season, and there is work on the ferries.

The Nahanni National Park Reserve is a UNESCO world heritage site, and sees many visitors from around the world arriving in Fort Simpson.  There are many outdoor adventures to be had and Fort Simpson is the staging area for those regional activities.



Fort Simpson – Statistical Profile, NWT Bureau of Statistics