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Sean Whelly
Mayor of Fort Simpson

Gateway to the Nahanni

Welcome to the community of Fort Simpson. We are the only Village in the NWT and we are proud of our unique small-town status. Our smaller size (pop. 1250) means that we really do notice travellers. We also want to make your visit a memorable one. Whether you have come to experience our Dene culture, witness the terrifying rumble of Virginia Falls, or slip a canoe into the mighty Mackenzie River (the Dene name is Dehcho), our businesses and people are ready to accommodate your needs.

In Fort Simpson, you will always be welcome.