Top things to do

Music in Fort Simpson


The Elevate Festival, a three-day music-and-arts event organised by Fort Simpson's Open Sky society, takes place on the first weekend of July. The organizers have a gallery in the library building in town displaying…
Chinese in Fort Simpson


One of only two places to eat in town, this has a straight-up Chinese menu with a lunchtime buffet, some Western dishes like pizza and steak and ample portions of à la carte noodle and rice mains.
Bar in Fort Simpson

Ice Breaker Lounge

The town bar is a good drink stop, with several bottled beers, wi-fi, a pool table and a back patio with comfortable stools.
Gallery in Fort Simpson

OSC Gallery

The organizers of the Elevate Festival have a gallery in the library building in town displaying contemporary and traditional Dehcho art.
Notable Building in Fort Simpson

MacPherson House

This 1936 log cabin sits on the site of the original Hudson's Bay Company compound and is a terrific example of Métis architecture. You can only visit the exterior.
Notable Building in Fort Simpson

Albert Faille Cabin

This little cabin was the home of eccentric local prospector, Albert Faille, who went searching for gold in the Nahanni Mountains every year between the 1950s and his death in 1973; he never struck it lucky. You can…