Fort Simpson is a village—population 1200—with one main street that has almost all the restaurants, bars, grocery stores, convenience stores, etc. If you don’t see what you are looking for, just ask anyone, and they will point the way for you.
Visitors need to know about restaurants. Some flights into Fort Simpson arrive after the restaurants are closed, or close to closing time. We keep the refrigerator stocked with food—not just breakfast food, but pizza pops and other snack type foods. We are happy to order something from the local restaurant to have ready for you when you arrive. Just let us know. 867-695-2309
Nahanni Inn – Coffee Shop
Open 7 am to 5 pm Mon – Fri
Open 8 am to 5 pm Saturday
Open 9 am to 5 pm Sunday
Nahanni Inn – Dining Room
Open Tue to Fri 11:30 am to 1 pm
Open Mon to Fri 5 pm to 7 pm
Closed Sat & Sun
Pandaville Restaurant (chinese)
Open 11 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week
We have mini-kitchens to full kitchens at Deh Cho Suites. If you choose to cook, we recommend getting groceries at The Northern, and cooking at your home away from home.
Don’t forget to check out the Unity Store, across the street from the Nahanni Inn, and kitty-corner from the liquor store. They are a convenience store and open late!
If you are traveling by road, you need to take the Lafferty Ferry across the Liard River to get to Fort Simpson. Click here for Ferry Information.
The roads, for the most part, are easy to travel on, but there can be unexpected problems at times. Click here for Travel Alerts.
We have two airlines that have regular flights into Fort Simpson. They are Air Tindi and First Air.
There are many tales of weather that can be told, but if you want the facts, click here for Fort Simpson Weather.
Our night life consists of two bars. There is the bar at the Nahanni Inn, and there is the Ice Breaker Lounge. The Ice Breaker Lounge, known locally as the IBL, has a shuffleboard table, pool table, dart boards, tabletop video games (60!) and from time-to-time live music or karaoke. To know what is going on at the IBL, check out the Ice Breaker Lounge facebook page.
Open Sky Creative Society has a regular schedule of events from music events, to art exhibits and more.
The Fort Simpson recreation centre has a full gym and regular activities from judo to basketball to ping pong, and lots more. Winter brings curling, hockey, and skating events. Drop by the Rec Centre during the day to talk to the guys about the latest schedule of events.
The Fort Simpson Historical Society has a number of recognized heritage sites and they can been seen on the walking tour.
Seven Spruce Golf Course is open spring to fall, and there is a steady stream of golf tournaments open to any and all.
Local Air Charters
If you are in Fort Simpson, you really shouldn’t miss the opportunity to check out our UNESCO World Heritage site known as the Nahanni National Park Reserve. In addition to these charters, there are outfitters who do extended trips through the Nahanni Park and area.