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.

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Intriguing tales from Canada's Northwest Territories

Acho Dene Native Crafts

Acho Dene Native Crafts is a collective of over 40 cottage producers living in the community produce the products sold by the store. These products are made using a blend of ancestral techniques and themes with... 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

Pandaville Restaurant

Coffee shop and licensed dining room with Chinese and Canadian menu. Read more

Ice Breaker Lounge

Enjoy a beverage and/or a meal in our comfortable lounge or outdoor patio. Pool tables, video games, and multiple large screen TVs have all the sports you would desire. Read more