Dehcho

Big mountains, big waters, big hearts 

Dehcho means “big river” – referring to the great Mackenzie, 1,600 kilometres long and as much as five kilometres wide, sluicing relentlessly toward the Arctic sea. Flanking the current: The foothills and spires of the Mackenzie Mountains are home to not one but two national park reserves, Nahanni and Nááts’ihch’oh – jewels in Canada’s crown and destinations on every paddler’s life-list. Despite all this wilderness, the Dehcho is within easy reach. For Alaska Highway roadtrippers, it’s a convenient, rustic sidetrip, free from long lines of RVs. The region is also accessible by air and road from Yellowknife. Moose, bison, and black bears ramble the dusty roadsides. And traditional villages thrive – outposts of Dene, Métis, traders, bush pilots and more, whose friendly faces and the low-key pace will pacify your soul.

Our Stories

Intriguing tales from Canada's Northwest Territories

Sambaa K'e Fishing and Tourism Lodge

For 35 years, Sambaa K’e has offered world-class fishing on Trout Lake just north of the Northwest Territories-British Columbia border. Sport anglers and nature-lovers alike will marvel at the breath-taking scenery and... Read more

The Willows Inn

Six room motel with private exterior entrance. Read more

Blackstone Territorial Park

Midway between Fort Simpson and Fort Liard on the Liard Trail, Blackstone Territorial Park boasts stunning mountain views and a prime location on the Liard River, downstream from its confluence with the South Nahanni.... Read more

Fort Simpson Territorial Park

This idyllic park overlooks the confluence of the Mackenzie and Liard rivers, yet is within walking distance of the centre of town. The adjoining Papal Site commemorates the 1987 visit of Pope John Paul ll. This is a... Read more

Sambaa Deh Territorial Park

This popular park and campground are located at the junction of Highway 1 and the Trout River (Sambaa Deh in the Slavey language). The river was a traditional transportation route before and during the fur trade. The... Read more

Bannockland Inn

Located on the river bank overlooking both the Liard and Mackenzie River, Bannockland Inn is surrounded by stunning natural beauty. We have 12 private bedrooms each with their own private bathroom attached.... Read more

Fort Simpson Lodging

Single-story home offering four rooms for short, mid, and long-term rental at a fixed per-night rate. Please contact us for availability.  Read more

CheckPoint Bed and Breakfast

Bed and breakfast in a convenient location. Read more

North Nahanni Naturalist Lodge

Full service lodge located on Cli Lake 72 miles (115 km) west of Fort Simpson in the Nahanni Mountain Range. Fishing, hiking, birding, wildlife viewing, cultural activities, Aurora viewing and conferences. Access... Read more

Nahanni National Park Reserve

Journey with the spirits of the Dehcho. Paddle through Canada’s deepest river canyons.  Fly Nahʔą Dehé with a legendary northern pilot. Breathe the mist of Náįlįcho. Find your Nahanni.   Read more

Nahanni Mountain Lodge

Remote private wilderness paradise on Little Doctor Lake, 100 km west of Fort Simpson. Accommodates 20 in cabins. Fishing, swimming, canoeing. Satellite phone.  June 1 to September 30. Three months advanced booking... Read more

Nahanni Inn Ltd.

Comfortable two-story Hotel located near the confluence of the Mackenzie and Liard Rivers in downtown Fort Simpson, 14 km from Fort Simpson Airport. Read more

Maroda Motel

Comfortable motel in downtown Fort Simpson. Read more

Mackenzie Rest Inn

A beautifully appointed home with 6 guest rooms, overlooking the Mackenzie River in Fort Simpson. Your comfort is our business! Read more

Lucy's Bed & Breakfast

Trailer accommodation in the quiet Mackenzie River community of Jean Marie River. Ask about our moosehair tuftings! Read more

Liard Valley General Store & Motel

Motel and general store. Twelve air-conditioned units. Read more

Janor Guest House

Fort Simpson's best kept secret! A six-room guest house centrally located with ensuites and standard rooms and all amenities. Read more

Fort Simpson Gardens

Two apartments, accommodation for up to three persons in each, located on the second floor of a building at the heart of the community.   Read more

South Nahanni Executive Suites

Lovely two bedroom suite across from the golf course. Read more

Northwest Territories Parks

To truly experience the Northwest Territories, take your camping gear for a highway driving adventure! Long ribbons of road without traffic jams or urban clutter take you through vast landscapes with unrivaled vistas -... Read more

Dehcho Suites

Beautifully decorated accommodation in quiet private area of Fort Simpson, close to everything. Read more